Election Authority (Sweden)

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Swedish Election Authority
Valmyndigheten
Valmyndigheten Logo.svg
Official logo
Agency overview
Formed1 July 2001 (2001-07-01)
Preceding
HeadquartersSolna Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden
Employeesca. 20
Parent agencyMinistry of Culture
Websitewww.val.se

The Swedish Election Authority (Swedish: Valmyndigheten) is a government agency responsible for organizing national elections and referendums in Sweden. The agency began its operations on 1 July 2001 when it took over the responsibilities from the Swedish National Tax Board.[1]

Local and regional elections are the responsibility of the respective municipalities and county councils, however these elections always take place concurrently with the national elections for the Riksdag. As the central administrative authority for elections, the Election Authority has an instrumental role in all public elections in Sweden. The authority is also responsible for elections to Sámi Parliament of Sweden.

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  1. ^ "Valmyndigheten". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 22 September 2010.