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Lost voices costing million when the Falun goes to the re-election

Förtidsröstningen of the Falun re-election to city council has been able to be done both from all 290 municipalities in Sweden and by brevröstning from the rest of the world. It has brought new costs for The election authority, the Falun municipality, and other municipalities in the country.

set aside over a million dollars for re-election, and valmyndighetens expenses are expected to amount to approximately sek 3.5 million.

– Valmyndighetens expenses consist of the printing of ballot papers, poll cards, voter lists, distribution of polling materials and votes, IT support, and personnel costs. The municipalities will receive funding from the government for förtidsröstningen, said Jenny Town, the press secretary of the electoral board.

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the re-election be able to be significantly more expensive than the 4.5 million crowns that have already been set aside.

In vårändringsbudgeten for 2019, the government intends to propose that the funds earmarked for other municipalities, the costs of re-election. The benefits will be paid retroactively and can amount to 125 000 per municipality. Would the country's other 289 municipalities receive full compensation, the total cost will amount to over 36 million. But that is not likely, says Jenny Town.

– In most cases, it is smaller amounts. Some municipalities have open in maybe two days for förtidsröstning, " she says.

Vårändringsbudgeten presented to parliament on 10 april.

the Elections on september 9 last year amounted to about sek 400 million. How expensive re-election in Falun will be is difficult to know because it is not yet possible to predict the final bill.

– the Autumn elections was the election to the riksdag, municipal and landstingsfullmäktige and re-election concerns only one municipality, " says Jenny Town.

had 11.415 förtidsröster of 45.830 entitled to vote in the Falun registered. Total agree 36 polling stations are open until 20.00 in the evening, and the preliminary election results will be reported during the night.

On 6 February decided Valprövningsmyndigheten that the local election in Falun had to be done. It after a sack with the votes arrived in the post during the autumn elections and 145 förtidsröster annulled. Valprövningsnämnden then concluded that the missing votes are likely to have affected the election results in the municipality and, therefore, decided that a reelection will be held today, 7 april.

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