Around 1,300 people have already voted in Reykjavik in the Icesave referendum as they live overseas or will be unavailable next Saturday. Everyone else in Iceland has to wait a further nine days until the polling stations open.
Absentee voters are also casting their ‘yes’ or ‘no’ votes at district commissioners’ offices around the country. There are 230,014 people registered to vote in the referendum.
Despite some politicians’ hopes that renegotiation of the Icesave deal would get in the way, it now seem highly likely the referendum will go ahead as planned with polls consistently suggesting the December law will be rejected by voters.
An information booklet on the referendum will be delivered to every house in Iceland and information can also be found on www.thjodaratkvaedi.is, RUV reports.