by A swedish kind of death
Sun Sep 17th, 2006 at 12:10:12 PM EST
I figured I make a starter and then you can fill it in in the comments as results start to come in.
For background read someone's diary and the longish comments on this mornings open thread.
promoted from the diaries by poemless
(For those who read my comment in last nights open thread, I am only home eating, I will head back to the polling station later.)
In the last few days opinion polling has been intense, with a slight advantage for the right bloc.
Piratpartiet has had as most 1,5% (wednesdays polls), which we will beat by far (our young techsavvy voters does not have landline phones and even if they do they are seldom home). If we will beat 4% is uncertain. But I still got hope.
The voting closes at eight and then the exit polls are presented. I think SVT and TV4 makes seperate exit polls.
The votes are then counted (by hand, 30 000 something volonteers counts the votes) and reported throughout the night. To get a result done by the end of the night the election authorities only counts those parties they consider relevant, which they this year have decided only includes those parties presently in parliament. Tonights result is only preliminary and the final result is to be presented on wednesday. Votes that have been sent (postal voting is popular in Sweden) on time and arrives monday through wednesday are counted. There is no conceding or such in swedish elections.
If Piratpartiet (or any other party, presently not in parliament) scores high in the exit polls, the election authority will probably focus on presenting that parties final vote earlier then wednesday.
And to give you the chance to vote, here is a poll: