Commune ready for by-election
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.
- 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.