2018 Swedish local elections


Local elections were held in Sweden on 9 September 2018 to elect the 20 county councils and 290 municipal councils. Advance voting was allowed between 22 August and 9 September. The elections took place alongside the general elections.

Newly registered parties participated in the 2018 elections, such as the Citizens' Coalition. Many smaller and local parties which had already been established participated, such as the Swedish Senior Citizen Interest Party, Feminist Initiative, the Öland Party, the Laholm Party and more.[1]

Regional councils


Sweden held 20 elections for the Regional Councils.[2] This was the first election where all counties' administrative title had been or were officially being shifted into regions.

Overall results

Party Votes % Seats ±
Social Democrats1,850,72428.74523-80
Moderate Party1,241,71719.28314-25
Sweden Democrats828,22012.86224+63
Centre Party539,0758.37155+30
Left Party555,0438.62141+20
Christian Democrats457,6797.11119+34
Liberals403,7816.2794-2
Green Party265,5224.1248-58
Others297,7624.6278+36
Invalid/blank votes104,793
Total6,544,3161001,696+18

Elected

Region S M SD C V KD L MP Local Total
Blekinge 19 12 12 5 3 3 3 57
Dalarna 24 16 10 9 6 6 3 3 6 83
Gävleborg 24 11 11 8 7 4 3 2 5 75
Halland 19 17 10 8 4 6 5 2 71
Jämtland 18 8 5 11 5 4 2 2 55
Jönköping 22 13 11 8 4 10 3 3 7 81
Kalmar 25 10 10 8 4 7 3 67
Kronoberg 19 14 8 7 5 5 3 61
Norrbotten 23 6 5 4 6 27 71
Skåne 41 34 30 10 10 8 10 6 149
Stockholm 40 34 15 12 16 12 12 8 149
Södermanland 23 14 11 4 5 4 3 15 79
Uppsala 20 13 9 7 7 6 5 4 71
Värmland 28 12 10 8 6 5 4 2 6 81
Västerbotten 26 10 5 8 10 4 6 2 71
Västernorrland 28 10 8 8 8 5 3 7 77
Västmanland 27 16 12 5 6 5 6 77
Västra Götaland 41 28 20 12 15 11 10 7 5 149
Örebro 25 13 9 5 6 6 4 3 71
Östergötland 31 23 13 8 8 8 6 4 101
Total 523 314 224 155 141 119 94 48 78 1,696
Source: val.se[3]

Elections

Gotland County is made up of one municipal council responsible for both local and regional matters and does not count towards the regional elections.[4]

Municipal councils


The total number of seats nationwide totalled to 12,700, down from 12,780 in the 2014 elections. Turnout was 84.1%.

Party Contested Votes % Seats ±
Social Democrats2901,801,84327.583,752−612
Moderate Party2821,310,18220.062,396−39
Sweden Democrats290832,08312.741,806+482
Centre Party289631,8129.671,603+192
Left Party283502,1477.69808+58
Liberals270444,6746.81689−21
Christian Democrats264339,3755.20676+161
Green Party250301,8254.62395−337
Feminist Initiative5561,9070.9522−4
Others306,2874.69553+40
Invalid/blank votes81,316
Total2906,613,45110012,700−80

Further reading


References


  1. Registered party abbreviations - Valmyndigheten
  2. "Val till landstingsfullmäktige - Röster" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  3. "Val till landstingsfullmäktige - Valda" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  4. "Gotlands län - Valda 2018" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2020.