Concern potential election day queues may affect voter turnout

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  • This year will see the first Swedish elections where ballot papers are kept screened off, and where voters will select their ballot papers one at a time. Previously, voters would take ballot papers in open view of other people.

  • This means voting locations on September 11 could be a bit more crowded than in previous elections, and voters will potentially need to queue up for longer periods.

  • "If you just think 'oh no I don't want to do that, this is too long' ... then the effect might be that some people don't want to go to vote, they're going to go away from the queues," says Eva Debels, the head of Stockholm's Electoral Committee Office.