1926 Icelandic parliamentary election

Elections to the Upper House of the Althing were held in Iceland on 1 July 1926.[1] Six seats were elected by proportional representation at the national level, using the D'Hondt method.[2] The remaining eight seats were elected along with the Lower House.

1926 Icelandic parliamentary election
Kingdom of Iceland
← 1923 1 July 1926 1927 →

3 of the 14 seats in the Upper House of Althing
Party Leader % Seats
Conservative Jón Þorláksson 39.44 1
Progressive Sveinn Ólafsson 24.96 1
Social Democratic Jón Baldvinsson 22.69 1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Magnús Guðmundsson Magnús Guðmundsson (acting)
Jón Þorláksson
Jón Þorláksson


Conservative Party5,50139.441
Progressive Party3,48124.961
Social Democratic Party3,16422.691
Independence Party1,3129.410
Women's Candidate List4893.510
Valid votes13,94798.91
Invalid/blank votes1531.09
Total votes14,100100.00
Registered voters/turnout30,76745.83
Source: Mackie & Rose,[3] Nohlen & Stöver


A by-election was held on 23 October 1926.[4]

Conservative Party8,51455.091
Progressive Party6,94044.910
Valid votes15,45498.45
Invalid/blank votes2431.55
Total votes15,697100.00
Registered voters/turnout31,42249.96
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p961 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p954
  3. ^ Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan, p214
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp961-962