Birgitta Westerdahl, chair in one of Salem's election districts, told Ekot of a first-time voter who couldn't find a ballot paper for the Pirate Party. He was then told erroneous information that it wasn't possible to fill in the party name on a blank ballot sheet. The person concerned then voted for another party.
Parties from the last election that received less than one percent of the vote also reported of being forced to hand out ballots to polling stations themselves.
Parties or individuals can appeal to the Swedish Election Authority if they feel aggrieved.