Municipal elections 2023 they can vote. But in which party?

Municipal elections 2023 they can vote.  But in which party?

Aftenposten’s poll gave them some surprises. But not sure if everyone will vote. – I don’t feel like I can do enough, says Nikolai Bachus Andreasen (17).

First-time voters Abira Chandrakumar (TV), Emma Borg Singhian (19) and Ariane Brechan (18) were quite surprised when they took Optenbosten’s poll.

– I don’t know who is in charge of Oslo City Council. This is Embarrassinglaughs Ariane Brechan (18).

She and her friends Abira Chandrakumar (18) and Emma Borg Singhian (19) agreed to take part in Aftenposten’s new poll. All of them are first-time voters.

There are a total of 128,600 18 and 19 year olds suffrage For the first time in municipal and county council elections this autumn.

Aftenposten has created an election guide for voters in Oslo. Here you can answer 23 questions and get answers about which party you agree with the most ahead of the local elections.

Which party in Oslo do you most agree with? Aftenposten’s poll gives you the answer.

Cheap bus and dental health

Fyrstikaleen graduating students are undecided about who they will vote for.

– Chandrakumar says, I think we should study a little about the position of various parties.

Girls consider school, absence range and environment as important issues for them.

– What would you change in one day if you had the power?

– Greater support for dental health. Going to the dentist is expensive, says Brechan.

– Method of selection. Chandrakumar says scoring based on what you have done in two days is very tricky.

– A cheaper bus would have been better, says Singhian.

Emma Borg Singhian and Abira Chandrakumar A political issue, cheap buses and railways.

They think they should know everything

Friends Bendik Stene (18), Nicolai Backus Andreasen (17) and Sivert Martinus Gjos (19) are not sure if they will vote.

– I don’t know exactly. “I’m not particularly politically engaged,” says Stein.

– I probably won’t vote. I feel I don’t know enough about politics, says Andreasen.

– He believes it is better not to vote, let the most engaged people vote.

Syvard Martinus Kjos (19), Bendik Stene (18) and Nicolai Bagus Andreasen (17) say they don’t know much about Oslo politics and the politicians who rule the city where they live.

Johannes Berg, an election analyst at the Institute for Social Research, says it’s too common for first-time voters to think they don’t know enough about politics to vote.

– To that, I would say that many of the voting adults don’t know more than the young people, Berg says.

He believes many young people take voting more seriously than older people and believes they should be well-versed in all parties.

– You don’t have to have a complete overview. You can have friends or family, or you can make a choice. There are many angles to understand a little more about politics.

Who is Oslo City Council President?

All three first-time voters say they don’t know much about Oslo politics.

– Do you know who is the head of the Oslo City Council?

– I really don’t know anything, says Stein.

– No Frp? Counter Kjos.

Aftenposten asks a group of friends if they can name any local politicians in Oslo.

Among those mentioned are Prime Minister Jonas Karstor (AP), Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg and Finance Minister Trygve Slacksvold Vedum (SP).

– Are these sitting in storage?

– They are huge. We don’t know the little ones, says Stene.

Johannes Berg

Election Researcher at Institute of Social Research

What do first-time voters vote for?

Statistics show that first-time voters are less likely to vote than the rest of the population.

Election analyst Johannes Berg believes that it is very important for young people to vote.

– Youth is also part of democracy. If you don’t vote, you don’t listen, he says, and the issues young people care about aren’t taken into account to the same degree.

One party was surprised

How did it happen when first-time voters tested their ballots?

Abra got red top. Emma got the Labor Party. Ariane got Venstre.

But both Emma and Ariane got a surprise: both received KrF. They say they didn’t expect this.

The boys are pressed for time, so Bendik and Nikolai are the only ones to choose.

– I don’t know what I’m going to get into, so I’m very excited, Bendik says in advance.

First-time voters Bendik Stene (centre) and Nicolai Bagus Andreasen (right) check in at the Oslo polling station in Optenposten. But they don’t know if they’ll stick with the results if they go to the polls in the fall.

After answering 23 requests, the conclusion is clear:

– Labor Party. Then Rødt, the Center Party, the People’s Party and the Christian People’s Party (KrF). “I don’t know what I think about it,” he admits.

Nicolai Bacchus Andreasen was the next man out. Where does he think he will land?

– Maybe something on the left side. Are the Conservatives a little less left-wing? I don’t remember exactly, says the 17-year-old.

After 23 plates:

– I got the center party first. So Red, Labor third, Liberals fourth and SV fifth. Is it good? He looks at his friends questioningly.

– What do you think about that decision?

– I don’t know what to think, because I don’t know what these parties stand for, says Nikolai.

– Do you think you should vote what you got now?

– No.

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