Sunday 19 September is the church election, both at local and national level.

When we let your viewers ask questions about the church election on our social media, there were many question marks.

Lisa Lindström, administrative manager in Katarina parish in Stockholm, answers some of them.

One point that distinguishes the church election from other elections is that you vote for so-called nomination groups.

They are more or less connected to traditional parties, and there are also those who are politically independent.

Several viewers asked questions about how to find out what you want to vote for.  

- There is information about the nomination groups that stand in the church election in the parish, in the diocese and at national level in several different places.

When it comes to the parish, it is available on each parish's website, says Lisa Lindström.

To vote, a ballot paper is required, and early voting takes place between 6 and 19 September in early voting rooms.

There, even those who have lost their voting card can get a new one.

One of the questions asked by a viewer is whether it is important to vote even if you do not go to church?

- Yes I think so.

The church conducts an incredible amount of social work, cultural work and child and youth work.

The church is relevant to everyone, I would say, says Lisa Lindström.

But who gets to vote, and what does politics have to do with the church?

In the video, Lisa Lindstöm gives answers.