News - 12.03.2021

Results of the election of president and board of VR

The election of president and board of VR, which lasted from 8 March 2021 until 12:00 noon on March 12, 2021 is now over. Total number of votes cast 10.346. There were a total of 35,919 members on the electoral roll. Turnout was therefore 28.8 %.

The results of the election are as follows:

President of VR - for the next two years

Ragnar Þór Ingólfsson

Seven board members - for the next two years according to the rules provided for in Article 20. of VR’s laws.

Svanhildur Ólöf Þórsteinsdóttir
Jón Steinar Brynjarsson
Helga Ingólfsdóttir
Sigurður Sigfússon
Kristjana Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir
Þórir Hilmarsson
Harpa Sævarsdóttir

Three deputies to the VR board - for a one year period

Jónas Yngvi Ásgrímsson
Sigríður (Sirrý) Hallgrímsdóttir
Arnþór Sigurðsson

These are therefore duly elected according to Article 20 of the VR's laws and their term of office begins at VR's Annual General Meeting for the year 2021, which will be held at the end of March.

The results of the election are as follows:

Election for the office of president

 

Number of votes

% of votes cast of those who voted

Helga Guðrún Jónasdóttir

3549

34,3%

Ragnar Þór Ingólfsson

6526

63,08%

Blank votes

271

2,62% of the total


Election to the Board

  

Fjöldi atkvæða

% af greiddum atkvæðum
þeirra sem tóku afstöðu

Svanhildur Ólöf Þórsteinsdóttir

3843

12,13%

Jón Steinar

Brynjarsson

2698

8,51%

Helga Ingólfsdóttir

2757

8,7%

Sigurður Sigfússon

2600

8,21%

Kristjana Þ. Jónsdóttir

2566

8,1%

Þórir Hilmarsson

2433

7,68%

Harpa Sævarsdóttir

2521

7,96%

Blank votes

3162

9,98% of the total

 

Deputies for a one year period

  number of votes % of votes cast of those who voted
Jónas Yngvi Ásgrímsson 2408 7,6%
Sigríður (Sirrý) Hallgrímsdóttir 2387 7,53%
Arnþór Sigurðsson 2211 6,98%

 


Turnout was very high for these elections, but as previously stated, turnout was 28,80%, but in the last presidential election, in 2017, 5,706 votes were cast, but then there were 33,383 on the electoral roll and turnout was 17.09%.