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In Denmark there are three different types of elections. These are: local and regional elections, elections to the European Parliament, Parliament elections (elections to the Folketinget).

Local and regional elections

The election of members to local and regional councils must be held every four years according to the Local and Regional Elections Act. Such election is always held on the third Tuesday of November in the year of election.

The latest election for the Municipal Council in Rudersdal was held on Tuesday, 16 November 2021.

About local and regional elections

Elections to the European Parliament

The election of members to the European Parliament is held every five years in the EU Member States. Denmark elects 14 of the 751 MEPs in total. 

The next elections to the European Parliament will be held in 2024. In Denmark the election is normally held on the first Sunday in June.

About elections to the European Parliament

Parliament elections (elections to the Folketinget)

Members of the Danish Parliament, Folketinget, are elected for a term of four years. However, the Prime Minister (statsminister) may at any time call a new election to the Danish Parliament.

179 members of the Danish Parliament are elected, two of whom come from the Faroe Islands and two from Greenland.

The latest election for the Danish Parliament, Folketinget, took place on November 1, 2022.

About elections to the Danish Parliament (Folketinget)

Additional information on elections

  • Elections and referenda

    Elections and referenda in Denmark are:

    • Local and regional elections
    • Parliament Elections (elections to the "Folketinget")
    • Elections to the European Parliament
    • Referenda 

    Find information in English about elections at the website of the Ministry for Social Affairs and the Interior:

    The Parliamentary Electoral System in Denmark​ (The Ministry for Economic Affairs and the Interior)



    The Ministry for Social Affairs and the Interior is responsible for performing tasks in connection with general elections, referenda, elections to local and regional councils as well as elections of Danish members to the European Parliament.

    The ministry also manages the political party subsidy scheme of the central government and acts as secretariat to the Election Board and the Eligibility Board.