VOTE

VOTING INFORMATION

Find out how to vote and whether you need to register by selecting your country from the list below.

Please note, this information is valid for the 2019 European Parliamentary elections. They will be updated for future elections when details are provided and updated by the relevant authorities.

Austria


REGISTER TO VOTE Austrian citizens: Permanent residents do not need to register - you are automatically enrolled on the electoral register. Austrian citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Austria, you must register to vote with a local registry. You can vote by absentee ballot which must be posted by 5pm on election day. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Austrian EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Austria or in your home country. To vote in Austria, you must register to vote at least 72 days before the elections. You must therefore register before 15 March. Click here to find out how to register to vote. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019 CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Belgium


REGISTER TO VOTE Belgian citizens: It is compuslory for you to vote in the European Parliament elections. You are automatically on the electoral register and therefore do not need to register to vote. Belgian citizens temporarily living abroad: It is compulsory for you to vote in these elections if you are still registered with a Belgian commune. Belgian citizens permanently living abroad: You must register to vote if you plan on voting in Belgium. You must register before 31 January 2019. Find out how to register here. If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Belgian EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Belgium or in your home country. To vote in Belgium, you must register to vote with the municipality where you reside before 31 January 2019. You cannot already be registered to vote in another EU country. For more information on how to register and vote in Belgium, see here. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Belgian Non-EU citizens: ​​​​​​​You are not able to vote in these elections. Once you are registered on the electoral roll, failing to vote can lead to fines. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here. For more information on who is standing as a candidate in Belgium, visit here.




Bulgaria


REGISTER TO VOTE Bulgarian citizens: You must register to vote no later than 1 May 2019 with your local administration. You can register by post or online. Voting is compulsory. Bulgarian citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Bulgaria, you must register to vote before 1 May 2019 with a local administration, online or by post. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Bulgarian citizens living in a non-EU country cannot vote in these elections. Non-Bulgarian EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Bulgaria or in your home country. ​​​​​​​You are eligible to vote in Bulgaria if you have the right to vote (check here), have not lost the right to vote in your home country, and are not incarcerated. You must register with your local adminsitration by April 16 2019. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. For more information on who can vote, read here. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Croatia


REGISTER TO VOTE Croatian citizens: You are automatically registered to vote. Croatian citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Croatia, you must register to vote for an absentee ballot at your nearest embassy using this form. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Croatian EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Croatia or in your home country. To vote in Croatia, you must register to vote with your local government in Croatia at least 30 days before the election date. Please register before 23 April 2019. See here for more information on how to register. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. DATE OF VOTE To be confirmed. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Cyprus


REGISTER TO VOTE Cyprus citizens: You must register to vote before 2 April 2019. You can do so here. Voting is compulsory. Cyprus citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Cyprus, you must register before 2 April 2019. Registration forms can be found online here or from your nearest embassy. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Cyprus EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Cyprus or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Cyprus, you must register before 2 April 2019 by contacting the Minister of Interior here. More information can be found here. For more information on how to vote, visit the Civil Registry website. DATE OF VOTE Elections scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Denmark


REGISTER TO VOTE Danish citizens: You are automatically included in the national register and therefore do not need to register to vote Danish citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Denmark, you must register at least 7 days in advance of the elections. Please register by 16 May 2019. You can only vote in Denmark if you plan to return within two years, or if you/your spouse is studying abroad or posted abroad through their work. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Danish EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Denmark or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Denmark, you must apply to join the electoral register. Find out how to register to vote here. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. See here for more information on who can vote. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Estonia


REGISTER TO VOTE Estonian citizens: If you are registered as living in Estonia, you are automaticaly enrolled on the electoral register. Estonian citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Estonia, you are able to vote online. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Estonian EU citizens: Once you are registered as living in Estonia, you are automatically enrolled on the electoral register. You can find more information on how to vote and whether you are registered here. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




France


REGISTER TO VOTE French citizens: You must register online here before 31 March 2019. French citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in France, you must be registered on an electoral list. You must be registered by 31 March 2019. Non-French EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in France or in your home country. To vote for candidates in France, you must register to vote by 31 March 2019. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. For more information, visit here. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Germany


REGISTER TO VOTE German citizens: You must register your address (or that you are homeless) with your local government. To check whether you are already registered, see here. German citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Germany, if you have no registered home in Germany, you must register (and re-register) for each election. You can apply for registration here. Your application must be received by 5 May 2019. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-German EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Germany or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Germany, you must have lived in Germany for at least 3 months and register to vote at least 21 days prior to the elections. Please register before 5 May 2019. Click here to check if you are eligible to vote and to register. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Greece


REGISTER TO VOTE Greek citizens: You must register to vote with your municipality. More information, including registration deadlines, will be posted here. Voting is compulsory. Greek citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Greece, you must be registered on the electoral role for a Greek municipality and submit a statement to the local embassy or consulate (in the area where you intend to vote). If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. For more information, visit the Ministry of Interior website. Non-Greek EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Greece or in your home country. To vote in Greece, you must register to vote with your municipality. More information, including registration deadlines, will be posted here. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. DATE OF VOTE Elections are schedule for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Hungary


REGISTER TO VOTE Hungarian citizens: You are automatically registered to vote. Hungarian citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home countryor in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Hungary, you must register with the National Election Office before 30 April 2019. You can register here. Non-Hungarian EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Hungary or in your home country. To vote in Hungary, you must register with the National Election Office before 30 April 2019. You can register here. DATE OF VOTE To be confirmed. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Ireland


REGISTER TO VOTE Irish citizens: You must register to vote at least 14 working days before the elections, or at least 22 days if you are applying for a postal vote. Please register by 5 May 2019 for voting in person, or by 23 April 2019 for postal votes. Find out how to register here, and you can check if you are already registered here. Irish citizens living abroad: Most Irish citizens living abroad are not able to vote in these elections. There are a small number of exceptions - see here to check if you can vote. Non-Irish EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Ireland or in your home country. To vote in Ireland, you must complete the EP1 form (found here) at least 14 working days before the elections. Please register by 5 May 2019. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 24 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Italy


REGISTER TO VOTE Italian citizens: You must obtain an electoral card from your local authority. Italian citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Italy, you can vote from your nearest embassy. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Italian EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Italy or in your home country. To vote in Italy, you must register at least 15 days before the elections with the municipality where you live. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. For more information, visit the Ministry of Interior website. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Latvia


REGISTER TO VOTE Latvian citizens: You must register with your local authority at least 30 days before the election. Please register by 25 April 2019. Latvian citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates in Latvia or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Latvia, you must register with a local authority at least 30 days before the election. Please register by 25 April 2019. You are able to vote by post or in person (in Latvia). If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Latvian EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Latvia or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Latvia, you must register with the Central Electoral Commission at least 30 days before the election. Please register by 25 April 2019. Check the Latvian elections laws for more information on how to vote. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 25 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Luxembourg


REGISTER TO VOTE Luxembourgish citizens: You are automatically registered to vote. To request a postal vote, you must complete the request here at least 25 days before the election. Luxembourgish citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote in your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Luxembourg, you must apply for a postal vote at least 40 days before the election. You can do so here. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Luxembourgish EU citizens: You may choose whether to vote in Lithuania or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Lithuania, you are automatically on the electoral roll once you register with your municipality of residence. You can register here and must do so at least 87 days before the election to be able to vote. Please register before 25 February 2019. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. Voting is compulsory for all registered voters. Failure to vote may result in being fined. The last day to to join the electoral roll is 25 February 2019. See here for more information on how to register and vote. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Malta


REGISTER TO VOTE Maltese citizens: If you have an identity card, you are automatically on the electoral register. You can check whether you are eligible to vote here. Maltese citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote in your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Malta, you must have lived in Malta for at least 6 months of the previous 18 months before the elections. If you permanently live abroad, you cannot vote in Malta. You can check if you are eligible to vote here. For more information, see here. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Maltese EU citizens: You may choose whether to vote for candidates in Malta or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Malta, you must be registered to vote by 31 March 2019. See here for more information. DATE OF ELECTION Elections are scheduled for 25 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Netherlands


REGISTER TO VOTE Dutch citizens: You should be automatically registered to vote via your local authority. You will be sent your poll card at least 14 days in advance of the election, enabling you to vote at any polling station in the Netherlands. Read more here. Dutch citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote in your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in the Netherlands, you must register with the municipality of the Hague. Read more here. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Dutch EU citizens: You may choose whether to vote in the Netherlands or in your home country. To vote for candidates in the Netherlands, you must register to vote by completing a Y32 form from your local authority. Find out more about how to register here. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. The deadline for registering to vote is 26 February 2019. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 23 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Portugal


REGISTER TO VOTE Portuguese citizens: You are automatically registered to vote upon turning 17 years of age. Portuguese citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote in your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Portugal, you must register to vote with your nearest embassy or consulate. Find out more about registering here. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Portuguese EU citizens: You may choose whether to vote in Portugal or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Portgual, you must register to vote at least 60 days before the election day. Pleae register by 27 March 2019. Find out more about how to vote here. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. Find out more about how and where to vote here. DATE OF VOTE Election date is still to be confirmed by expected for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Romania


REGISTER TO VOTE Romanian citizens: You are automatically registered on the central register. You can find out more here. Romanian citizens living abroad: You may choose whether to vote in your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Romania, you must register to vote online. Read more on the Permanent Electoral Authority website. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Romanian EU citizens: You may choose whether to vote for candidates in Romania or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Romania, you must register with the Romanian Office for Immigration at least 60 days before the election day. Please register by 27 March 2019. Read more here. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. Read more about who is included on the electoral register here. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Slovakia


REGISTER TO VOTE Slovakian citizens: You are automatically registered to vote based on your permanent address. Slovakian citizens living abroad: If you do not have a permanent address in Slovakia, you are not typically able to vote for Slovakian candidates in the EU elections. You may however be eligible to vote for candidates in the EU country where you reside. Find out more about elections in Slovakia here. Check the rules for voting in the EU country where you reside on this page. Non-Slovakian EU citizens: You may choose whether to vote in Slovakia or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Slovakia, you must register to vote with the municipality where you reside or with the Ministry of Interior at least 40 days before the elections. Please register by 16 April 2019. You can find more information on the Ministry of Interior website. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. DATE OF VOTE Election is scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Slovenia


REGISTER TO VOTE Slovenian citizens: You are automatically registered to vote if you are a permanent resident of Slovenia. Slovenian citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote in your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Slovenia, you must register by informing your nearest embassy or consulate of your intention to vote. Read more on how to vote from abroad here. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Slovenian EU citizens: You may choose whether to vote in Slovenia or in your home country. If you are a permanent resident of Slovenia, you should be automatically registered to vote for candidates here. Read more about the electoral system and whether you need to register on the State Electoral Commission website. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. You can find more information about who can vote and how on the State Electoral Commission website. DATE OF VOTE Election date is still to be confirmed but expected to be 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Spain


REGISTER TO VOTE Spanish citizens: You are automatically registered to vote if you are a permanent resident of Spain. Spanish citizens living temporarily abroad: To vote for candidates in Spain, you must request a ERTA vote from your nearest Consulate or Embassy. You must also be registered as non-resident in the Registro de Matrícula Consular (Consular Register). Read here for more information on ERTA votes. Spanish citizens living permanently abroad: To vote for candidates in Spain, you must request a CERA vote from the Delegación Provincial de la Oficina del Censo Electoral of the province where you are registered. You may then vote by post. Read here for more information on CERA votes. If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote in your home country or in the country where you reside. More information on voting in Spain is available from the Europa website. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Spanish EU citizens: You may choose whether to vote in Spain or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Spain, you must register to vote. You can register online here. Visit the Europa website or the Minstry of Interior website for more information, including registration deadlines. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Sweden


REGISTER TO VOTE Swedish citizens: As a permanent resident, you are registered to vote once you are registered with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). Sedish citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote in your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Sweden, you must be included in the electoral roll. To do so, you must apply to the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) every ten years to be included on the electoral roll for a further ten years. You automatically retain the right to vote for ten years after moving abroad. Once you are registered, the Election Authority will send you a voting card. You must be registered with the Tax Agency at least 30 days before the date of the elections. Please ensure you are registered by 26 April 2019. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Swedish citizens: You may choose whether to vote in Sweden or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Sweden, you must register to vote at least 30 days before election day. Please register to vote by 26 April 2019. You must also inform the county authority (länstyrelse) that you wish to vote in Sweden rather than your home country. You can find your county authority here. More information about who can vote and how is available on the Electoral Authority website. DATE OF VOTE Election date is still to be confirmed but expected to be 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Czechia


REGISTER TO VOTE Czech citizens: You are automatically included in the national register and therefore do not need to register to vote. Czech citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Czechia, you must register at your nearest embassy. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Czech EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Czechia or in your home country. To vote in Czechia, you must register to vote at least 45 days before the final day of elections by submitting a request to your local Czech authority. Please register to vote by 10 April 2019. If you voted in the last elections in the Czech Republic, you are already registered to vote here again. More information can be found here. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. DATE OF VOTE Elections scheduled for 24 & 25 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Finland


REGISTER TO VOTE Finnish citizens: You are automatically registered to vote through the national population register. Finnish citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates from your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Finland, you must register your new (non-Finnish) address with a local register office in Finland. This can be done either online or by post. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Finnish EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote in Finland or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Finland, you must register to vote with your local register office at least 80 days before the election day. Please contact your local register office by 7 March 2019. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. For more information on how to vote or register to vote, see here. DATE OF VOTE Elections are scheduled for 26 May 2019. Advance voting takes place for Finnish residents between 15 and 21 May and abroad between 15 and 18 April 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Lithuania


REGISTER TO VOTE Lithuanian citizens: You should receive a poll card before the elections. Contact the Central Electoral Commission or your local authority if you do not receive a card or if you have any questions. Lithuanian citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote for candidates in your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Lithuania, you must register online with the Central Electoral Commission. Check their website to find out when you need to register by. You can find more information about voting in Lithuania while living abroad here. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Lithuanian EU citizens: You can choose whether to vote for candidates in Lithuania or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Lithuania, you must have been a permanent resident of Lithuania for at least 65 days before election. You need to register to vote at least 25 days before election day - please register by 1 May 2019 - and inform the Central Electoral Commission of where you will be voting. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. DATE OF VOTE Elections are schedued for 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




Poland


REGISTER TO VOTE Polish citizens: You are automatically registered to vote by your local authority. Polish citizens living abroad: If you live in another EU country, you may choose whether to vote in your home country or in the country where you reside. To vote for candidates in Poland, you must contact your nearest consulate or embassy at least 3 days before the election. Find out more about how to register here. If you choose to vote in the country where you reside, check the rules for that country on this page. Non-Polish EU citizens: You may choose whether to vote in Poland or in your home country. To vote for candidates in Poland, you must apply to join the electoral register. You may do so by contacting your local authority. You will need to present your passport and a written declaration of your intent to vote in Poland. You must do so at least 3 days before the election. Find out more about how to register here. If you choose to vote in your home country, check the rules for that country on this page. DATE OF VOTE Election date is still to be confirmed, but is expected to be 26 May 2019. CANDIDATES Find out who the current Members of the European Parliament are for your country here.




United Kingdom


As of January 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the European Union. UK citizens are therefore unable to vote in any future European elections. You can read more about the UK's exit from the EU (or 'Brexit') in our blog here.





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