Persons registered in Sweden, who have reached the age of 16 and are members of the Church of Sweden can vote on how the church should be governed.

As a voter, you have the opportunity to influence the business both locally and nationally.

In the last 20 years, turnout has been around 12-15 percent, with the exception of the church election in 2017 when turnout increased to just over 19 percent, according to statistics from the Church of Sweden.

What distinguishes the church election from other elections is that you vote for nomination groups.

These are more or less connected to traditional parties, but there are also those that are politically independent.

Have you lost your voting card?

It is possible to vote in any case - however, identification is required.

Polling stations close at 20.00 and a preliminary election result is expected to be ready by midnight.