What's a municipality and what does it do?

4:59 min
  • This September voters will get the chance to decide who's in charge of Sweden's 290 municipalities, the nation's lower level of local government.

  • Anders Lidström, a professor emeritus in political science at Umeå University, says the local councils have two main tasks they deal with.

  • And some people can vote in municipal elections even if they aren't a Swedish citizens.