Elections in VR

The elections of the Board of VR, which lasted from 6 March until 12:00 noon on March 13, 2024, are now over. Total number of votes cast 3496. There was a total of 40,740 members on the electoral roll. Voter turnout was 8.58%.

The results are as follows:

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

Sigríður Lovísa Jónsdóttir
Jónas Yngvi Ásgrímsson
Diljá Ámundadóttir Zoega
Bjarni Þór Sigurðsson
Harpa Sævarsdóttir
Gabríel Benjamin
Kristjana Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir

Three alternate Board members for one year:

Arnþór Sigurðsson
Selma Björk Grétarsdóttir
Þorvarður Bergmann Kjartansson

These are duly elected according to Article 20 of VR's laws and their term of office begins at VR's Annual General Meeting 2024, which will be held at the end of March.

Who is entitled to vote?

All full VR members have the right to vote in the elections. There are also older members on the electoral register (ceasing employment due to age) who have been in the union for at least five consecutive years before receiving pension benefits.

Information for voting members

All members entitled to vote will be sent information by email about how the voting will take place. Access to the electronic ballot can be found above. Those who do not have access to a ballot but believe they have the right to participate in the vote can send a message to the electoral commission, either to the email address kjorstjorn@vr.is or by post marked VR’s electoral commission, Hús verslunarinnar, Kringlan 7, 103 Reykjavík, before the end of the election. The deadline to appeal the decision is the end of the election.

List of VR´s Consultative Council 2024 – 2026

See list here.