1. Early voting is a rare occurrence in Denmark. Only around 5% of the votes cast are early or “postal” votes.
2. Voting on individual candidates is common and becoming ever more so. In 2007 half of the votes were cast on individual candidates. The Conservatives lead with 58% of votes being cast on individual candidates while SF and the Social Liberals only have a share of around 40% of votes being cast on individual candidates. We should note that party cohesion is as high in Denmark as in Sweden and absolutely nobody (political scientists or media) care about the behaviour of MPs with high numbers of personal votes – if only because most parties do not use ranked lists anymore.
Source: Indenrigs- og Sundhedsministeriet; Folketingsvalget den 13. november 2007.