E-petitions

Island.is has released an interface for petitions. This means that people can set up petitions and sign them electronically and securely. The National Portal login service is used and names are validated against a predefined population. It is also be possible to collect names on paper and upload them to the system.

The petition system is supported by regulations from 29 January 2013 about signature collection for requests for citizens referendums in the municipalities and signature collection for requests for public meetings in the municipalities.

The information society in Iceland is financing this project which will be released in February 2015 (in Icelandic).

Regulations

Regulation about signature collection for requests for public meetings in the municipalities - Reglugerð um undirskriftasafnanir vegna óska um borgarafundi samkvæmt sveitarstjórnarlögum (in Icelandic)

Regulation about signature collection for requests for citizens referendums in the municipalities - Reglugerð um undirskriftasafnanir vegna almennra atkvæðagreiðslna samkvæmt sveitarstjórnarlögum (in Icelandic)