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Referendum

There are six questions on the ballot which can be answered with yes or no. The voter can choose, whether to answer one, several or all the questions.

A vote is valid if at least one question of six is answered. As is prescribed in the legislation on elections to the Althingi, blank papers will be regarded as spoiled.

Regarding eligibility to vote, and the electoral register, the same arrangements apply as in general elections, with the difference that electoral registers will be based on the records in the National Register three weeks prior to the referendum.

Absentee voting (postal voting) begun on August 25.

Further information can be found at www.kosning.is.

 

The ballot paper

Kjörseðill sýnishornThe following questions will be on the ballot paper in the referendum on 20 October 2012:

  1. Do you wish the Constitution Council’s proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution?
  2. In the new Constitution, do you want natural resources that are not privately owned to be declared national property?
  3. Would you like to see provisions in the new Constitution on an established national church in Iceland?
  4. Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution authorising the election of particular individuals to the Althingi more than is the case at present?
  5. Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution giving equal weight to votes cast in all parts of the country?
  6. Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution stating that a certain proportion of the electorate is able to demand that issues be put to a referendum?

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