Age, nationality and residency are the only criteria governing the right to vote in Sweden. The right to vote in elections to the Riksdag and the European Parliament is enjoyed by Swedish citizens who attain the age of 18 no later than on Election Day and who are, or at some time has been, a registered resident in Sweden.
All individuals must be included in the electoral roll in order to be allowed to vote. Swedish citizens who have emigrated (Swedes living abroad) are included in the electoral roll if they have emigrated within the last ten years or if they have applied to the Swedish Tax Agency to be included in the electoral roll no later than 30 days before Election Day.
Swedes living abroad who wish to apply to be included in the electoral roll should submit form SKV 7842 to the Swedish Tax Agency.
Swedish citizens are able to cast their vote at the Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco. Details will be posted on our website before an election.