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Norway invites election observers

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

The Ministry has invited the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to observe the parliamentary election this autumn.

The Ministry has invited the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to observe the parliamentary election this autumn.

“Norway has a vibrant democracy and there is substantial confidence in the Norwegian electoral system. Nevertheless, it is useful to receive input from international election observers,” says Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Liv Signe Navarsete.

Representatives of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in the OSCE have confirmed that they wish to visit Norway for mapping purposes between 4 and 6 June. Here they will be information about the Norwegian electoral system and the Internet voting trial, which will be held in 12 municipalities this autumn.

On the basis of this visit, the OSCE will consider whether they want to send observers for the actual election on 9 September. The Ministry has also invited the OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly (PA) to observe the election.

The OSCE first observed an election in Norway during the 2009 parliamentary election. They also sent an expert team to observe the Internet voting trial during the 2011 municipal and county elections. The Ministry has reported to the OSCE how we have followed up their recommendations. These reports are also available on our website.

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development’s media hotline: +47 22 24 25 00

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