Voting for My Neighborhood

Once the ideas on the ballot have been chosen, electronic voting takes place in all districts of Reykjavík. Anyone who is 15 years old or older and has a legal residence in Reykjavík can vote. The election is electronic and users must identify themselves with an electronic ID or IceKey.

How do I vote in My Neighborhood?

You can choose in which district of Reykjavík to vote, but you can only vote in one district. 

You can choose ideas until the full amount for the district has been allocated. You do not have to use the full amount for the district.

You can vote more than once—but only the last vote is valid. 

In the right corner of each idea there is a selection tab where you can get more detailed information about that project.

The star - double vote

Do you prefer one idea more than the others? You can add a star to one of your preferred ideas to give that idea two votes.

Electronic ID and IceKey

Please note that in order to vote, residents must have an electronic ID on the phone or an IceKey

Help with voting in My Neighborhood

You can get help with voting at the Reykjavík City Service Center, Borgartún 12–14, and at any of the City’s service centers during the voting period. 

How is funding divided between districts?

The amount is divided between the districts of Reykjavík, part of the amount is divided equally and part according to the population of the districts. There are ten neighborhoods in Reykjavík: Vesturbær, Miðborg, Hlíðar, Laugardalur, Háaleiti and Bústaðir, Breiðholt, Árbær, Grafavogur, Grafarholt and Úlfarsárdalur, and Kjalarnes.
You can see Reykjavík’s district division inside the City Viewer (IS). Under “Borgarskipting” (“City Division”), check “Borgarhlutar” (“City Districts”). 

Fund Distribution

  • Árbær: 41 million 
  • Breiðholt: 67 million 
  • Grafarholt-Úlfarsárdalur: 31 million 
  • Grafarvogur: 56 million 
  • Háaleiti-Bústaðir: 51 million 
  • Hlíðar: 41 million 
  • Kjalarnes: 14 million 
  • Laugardalur: 27 million 
  • Miðborg: 39 million 
  • Vesturbær: 53 million 

Why do some districts get more than others?

The project funding is expected to be 450 million kr. In order to guarantee the smallest districts a minimum amount, a quarter of the funding is allocated equally between districts. The remaining funding is divided between the districts in proportion to the population. 

The first 112.5 million is thus shared equally between the ten districts, bringing each district a minimum of 11.25 million. The remaining 337.5 million is divided between the districts according to the number of residents to reach the total funding for each district. 

Rules on Online Voting

  • View Rules on Online Voting (IS)
  • Note that this is not a residents’ vote within the meaning of article 107 of the Local Authorities Act No. 138/2011, which entered into force on January 1, 2012.