Icelandic parliamentary election, August 1916

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Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 5 August 1916,[1] the first elections held after women's suffrage was introduced.[2] Following reforms to the Althing the previous year, the six seats in the Upper House appointed by the monarch were abolished, and replaced with six elected seats.[2] The seats were elected by proportional representation at the national level, using the D'Hondt method.[2] The remaining eight seats were elected along with the Lower House in October.


Party Votes %
Home Rule Party 1,950 33.5
Independence Party - Þversum 1,337 22.9
Independent Farmers 1,290 22.1
Farmers' Party 435 7.5
Independence Party - Langsum 419 7.2
Social Democratic Party 398 6.8
Invalid/blank votes 44
Total 5,873 100
Registered voters/turnout 24,189 24.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p961 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b c Nohlen & Stöver, p954