"Half of the Swedish population did not bother to vote in the EUROPEAN elections in 2014. The lowest turnout was Ronna in Södertälje, where four of the five remained on the couch."
"Södertälje municipality had a low turnout overall. Only 41 per cent of residents voted in the EU elections in 2014."
"– and not enough information really. Instead it is more of a power game as to who will be sent to the parliament, according to the bus driver Besim Bozan then he takes a break in Södertälje centre."
"Himself, however, he is of course, to vote in the EU elections in may 26. It is a duty, claim Bozan who think that the way the EU handles migrants is the main issue."
"– they must take hold of."
"In two of the wards in the district of Ronna, it was almost 21 per cent who made his voice heard in 2014 – the lowest proportion in the whole country."
"Ola Schön, director of Södertälje municipality, says that the desire to go out and vote is stronger among those who feel that they have a place in society."
"– And these are areas where we need to strengthen the participation and social inclusion. We had a low turnout in a lot of constituency also in the election in the fall."
"– But it is a long-term work to get to this and, above all, we need to reach foreign-born young."
"When it comes to the EU elections think Schön, however, is not just about socio-economic factors. Like Bozan, he also believes that a lot is linked to the knowledge of european cooperation is scant."
"A general problem which, given the low turnout in the country at large, probably applies to most groups – and to raise awareness included the municipality a few years ago, back in the EU-project Europe direct."
"– That aims among other things to inform people about the EU and how it works. I think it may be a bit foggy sometimes, what have the EUROPEAN parliament, the EUROPEAN commission and the council of ministers for the roles, " says Schön."
"– do people Know for example how many members shall we send to the EU parliament? No, I don't think most people do it."
"While the municipality organises lectures, debates and information sessions think Schön that, although the parties should assume their responsibilities in order to increase commitment."
"That it is the EU elections on time is still being felt not on the streets and squares."
"– Now it is actually only three weeks left before förtidsröstningen starts but goes around in Södertälje, sweden, so it has not started yet, so the temperature needs to be raised considerably."
" the Parties need to show voters what they stand for and what their party groups in the EUROPEAN parliament intend to pursue."
"Mary Nnam, promenerandes in Södertälje centre, fully agree with it."
" People need to understand what they choose, but they do not really there. So it is all about information, " she says."
"the Wards with the lowest voter turnout in the elections to the EUROPEAN parliament 2014:"
"1. Södertälje, 55, Södertälje municipality (Ronna) 20,94%"
"2. Södertälje, 56, Södertälje municipality (Ronna) 20,95"
"3. Södertälje, 57, Södertälje municipality (Lina) 20,96"
"4. The manor house, Malmö municipality (Rosengård) 22,10"
"5. Spånga 22, the municipality of Stockholm (Rinkeby) 22,16"
"the Wards with the highest voter turnout in the elections to the EUROPEAN parliament 2014:"
"1. Bromma, 18, Stockholm (Bromma) 80,29%"
"2. Delphi, Lund municipality (Norra Fäladen) 77,11"
"3. Svea vikings 16, the municipality of Stockholm (Bromma) 76,96"
"4. 194 Northern Norby, Uppsala municipality (Norby) 76,70"
"5. 93 the Observatory, the Uppsala municipality (Luthagen) 76,56"
"Source: election authority"