Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 5 August 1916, the first elections held after women's suffrage was introduced. Following reforms to the Althing the previous year, the six seats in the Upper House appointed by the monarch were abolished, and replaced with six elected seats. The seats were elected by proportional representation at the national level, using the D'Hondt method. The remaining eight seats were elected along with the Lower House in October.
6 of the 14 seats in the Upper House of Althing
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
|Home Rule Party||1,950||33.45||3|
|Independence Party – Þversum||1,337||22.94||2|
|Independence Party – Langsum||419||7.19||0|
|Social Democratic Party||398||6.83||0|
|Source: Mackie & Rose, Nohlen & Stöver|