Parliamentary elections will take place on 11 September. On this day voters will have the opportunity to decide which candidates will represent them in the Riksdag over the next four years. On the same day, there are elections to municipalities and regional councils.
Elections to the Riksdag are held every four years, on the second Sunday in September. The parliamentary election determines which candidates will represent the Swedish people in the Riksdag.
There are 349 seats in the Riksdag to be filled after the election. The number of seats a party obtains depends on how many votes that party has received in the election.
Elections to the Riksdag
The Election Authority has the task of carrying out elections. The Election Authority website contains information on how and where you can vote in the election in 2022.
The Election Authority
Watch a video about elections in Sweden, what happens in the Riksdag after the elections and how a government is formed. The video is in Swedish. For subtitles in English, go to Settings and select English under Subtitles/CC.
The Riksdag is Sweden's highest decision-making assembly. Its tasks include making laws and determining the central government budget. The Riksdag also examines the work of the Government.
Are you a journalist planning to provide media coverage from the Riksdag during the elections? Here you can apply for media accreditation and read about the conditions that apply to work in the Riksdag as a journalist or photographer.