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Commune ready for by-election

Two re-votes on who will become Sweden’s next Prime Minister remain. If Sweden does not build a government, there will be a re-vote by 21st April. Kristianstad commune is ready for a re-vote.
Kristianstad • Publicerad 9 januari 2019
The commune’s two storage spaces are filled with things that are needed for an election.The Election Coordinators Malin Bergkvist and Elisabet Farner are ready to take out the items if there will be a re-vote.
The commune’s two storage spaces are filled with things that are needed for an election.The Election Coordinators Malin Bergkvist and Elisabet Farner are ready to take out the items if there will be a re-vote.Foto: Lasse Ottosson

The last two re-votes for the new Prime Minister will be held on the 16th and 23rd January, respectively. If Sweden does not build a new government, it will be hectic for the National Election Board. A re-vote must be held within three months.

The cost of a re-vote will be approximately 400 million crowns. 230 million ballot papers must be printed.

It will also be hectic for the commune.

Elisabet Farner and Malin Bergkvist are Election Coordinators in Kristianstad commune. They are ready to plan a re-vote.
Elisabet Farner and Malin Bergkvist are Election Coordinators in Kristianstad commune. They are ready to plan a re-vote.Foto: Lasse Ottosson

- Three months may seem like a long time. But it takes time to get everything in place, says Malin Bergkvist, Election Coordinator at Kristianstad’s commune.

Since November, Malin Bergkvist and Elisabet Farner have been preparing for the EU elections which are in May.

The commune must have people who work at the polling stations and the early voting

stations. There must be polling stations. Last autumn, there were 43 polling stations.

- The main thing is finding personnel. There are about 300 vote collectors who man the polling stations on Election Day. And we need people who work with the early voting, says Malin Bergkvist.

Personnel for the EU election, and for the re-vote, if it will take place, will be recruited in February.

A re-vote would cost 3 million crowns for Kristianstad commune.

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