Norwegian Directorate of Elections

The Norwegian Directorate of Elections (Norwegian: Valgdirektoratet) is a government agency subordinate the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. An election commission, it is responsible for coordinating and managing national and local elections in Norway. The operative aspects of the election are conducted by the municipalities.[1]

Norwegian Directorate of Elections
Valgdirektoratet
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Headquarters at Kaldnes in Tønsberg
Government agency overview
JurisdictionNorway
HeadquartersTønsberg
Minister responsible
  • Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
Parent departmentMinistry of Local Government and Regional Development
Websitevalg.no

The agency is located in Tønsberg, where it shares premises with the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection. The agency was established on 1 January 2016 (1 January 2016). The first election it oversaw were the jointly held 2017 Norwegian parliamentary election and the 2017 Norwegian Sámi parliamentary election on 11 September 2017.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Det nye valgdirektoratet er offisielt åpnet" (in Norwegian). Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. 1 January 2016.