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Iceland

Republic of Iceland

335,878 13

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

246,511 74.78%

Registered Voters (as of Oct. 31, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Icelandic Parliament Althing Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Gudni Thorlacius JOHANNESSON
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi JOHANNSSON
  • Assembly: Iceland has a unicameral Parliament (Althing) with 63 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the Parliament (Althing), 54 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 9 members are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.
    • There are six multi-member districts. Each of nine compensatory seats is assigned by the election commission to corresponds to a multi-member district. These seats are awarded to parties from the same open lists in order to make the parties' overall seat shares proportional to their national vote shares. Parties must clear a 5 percent threshold to win these compensatory seats.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Icelandic Parliament 1999-05-18 169,424 201,525 84.07%
Icelandic Parliament 2003-05-10 185,311 211,289 87.7%
President 2004-06-26 134,374 213,553 62.92%
Icelandic Parliament 2007-05-12 185,071 221,368 83.6%
President 2008-06-28 - - -
Icelandic Parliament 2009-04-25 193,934 227,889 85.1%
Referendum 2010-03-06 144,231 227,896 63.29%
Referendum 2011-04-09 175,114 232,422 75.34%
President 2012-06-30 163,251 235,743 69.25%
Referendum 2012-10-20 115,980 236,903 48.96%
Icelandic Parliament 2013-04-27 193,792 235,495 82.29%
President 2016-06-25 185,390 245,004 75.67%
Icelandic Parliament 2016-10-29 195,204 246,511 79.19%

Voter Turnout