IFES
 

June 1, 2024 Confirmed

Iceland

Republic of Iceland

Election for Icelandic Presidency


General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • The Presidency of Iceland

  • Chief of State: President Guðni Thorlacius JÓHANNESON (since 1 August 2016) 

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Bjarni BENEDIKTSSON (since 9 April 2024) 

  • Assembly: unicameral Parliament (Alþingi) with 63 seats

  • The President is directly elected by simple majority vote and may serve unlimited 4-year terms. 

  • The parliamentary majority leader is appointed Prime Minister following legislative elections. 

  •  In Parliament, all 63 members are directly elected via closed-list proportional representation vote. All members serve 4-year terms, and there are no term limits.

In the 2020 presidential election, Guðni JÓHANNESON won with 92.2% of the vote, defeating Sturla JÓNSSON. Voter turnout was 66.93%.

Information for Voters: 

Fyrir kjósendur / For voters (in Icelandic and English)

  • Candidate filing deadline: 26 April 2024 

  • Voter registration deadline: N/A; voter registration is passive and the voter roll is updated by 24 April 2024.

  • Arnar Þór JÓNSSON 

  • Ásdís Rán GUNNARSDÓTTIR 

  • Ástthór MAGNÚSSON WIUM 

  • Baldur ÞÓRHALLSSON 

  • Eiríkur Ingi JÓHANNSSON 

  • Halla Hrund LOGADÓTTIR 

  • Halla TÓMASDÓTTIR 

  • Helga ÞÓRISDÓTTIR 

  • Jón GNARR 

  • Katrín JAKOBSDÓTTIR 

  • Steinunn Ólína ÞORSTEINSDÓTTIR 

  • Viktor TRAUSTASON 

All presidential candidates run as independents.

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

  • Gender Quota: No 

  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes 

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Not available

Disability Data: 

  • CRPD Status: Signed 30 March 2007, Ratified 23 September 2016 

  • Projected population with a disability: 61,120 (2022 est.)

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Iceland: No 

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements:  Yes, 5 judgments and 12 resources 

Election Modified: May 21, 2024

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