Icelandic Citizens invited to vote in Referendum regarding Icesave

A referendum is being held on 9 April 2011 regarding the validity of the Act No. 13/2011, authorizing the Minister of Finance to approve the agreements which were signed in London on 8 December 2010 on guarantees for reimbursement by the Depositors’ and Investors’ Guarantee Fund of Iceland to the governments of the UK and the Netherlands of the cost of minimum insurance to the holders of deposits in the branches of Landsbanki Íslands hf. in the UK and the Netherlands and the payment of the installments and interest on those obligations. The Act No. 13/2011 was passed by the Althingi on 16 February 2011, but the President of Iceland withheld his approval of it. Consequently, the Act must be put to a referendum open to all persons entitled to vote in Iceland, for their approval or rejection, by secret ballot.

Icelandic citizens can vote at the offices of the Consulate General in Toronto at the Bay Adelaide Centre, Suite 3400, 333 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario beginning March 16, 2011. The office is open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and you must make an appointment before coming in to vote. An appointment can be made by calling consular line at (416) 979-6740 or by calling the Honorary Consul General, Jón Ragnar Johnson directly at (416) 597-4121 or by sending an e-mail message to the Honorary Consul General at

Please bring in proof of citizenship, such as your passport. You are responsible for mailing your completed ballot to Iceland so please allow sufficient time for your ballot to reach Iceland by mail by April 9, 2011.

Jón Ragnar Johnson
Honorary Consul General Of Iceland – Toronto

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