How to vote based on your European citizenship2018-10-28T16:26:50+00:00

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Country

Election Date

Registration Deadline

Registration process for citizens living in the UK

Voting process for citizens living in the UK

Austria Sunday May 26th Request for a voting card to the last municipality of residence up to 4 days before the vote (Thursday May 22nd) or to the consulate up to 6 days before the vote (Tuesday may 19th) Election cards can be applied for in person or in writing (post, email, fax) in the municipality where last registered or in the consulate Postal vote (election cards must be received by the last municipality of residence in Austria by 5 pm on the election day or be received in person at the polling station of the municipality of last residence in Austria on the election day)
Belgium Sunday May 26th
May 22nd
if voting from the UK
January 31th Download and complete the election registration form (for citizens living outside the EU) and send back to the Belgian consulate (in person, by email, by fax or by post) If registered on a UK consulate electoral register
*In person in Belgian consulate nearest to UK residence
*Vote by proxy in Belgian consulate nearest to UK residence
If registered on a Belgian electoral register
*In person in Belgian town where registered
*Postal vote (ballot to be sent back to Belgium)
*Vote by proxy in Belgium
Bulgaria No vote for Bulgarians not having lived in an EU member state for the past three months
Croatia 10 days before election day In person in the consulate In person in Croatian consulate nearest to UK residence
Cyprius Sunday May 26th 2019 No vote for Chypriots not having lived in Cyprus in the past 6 months
Czech Republic Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th Friday May 18th Apply for an electoral card in the Czech Republic embassy In person in Czech Republic (in any voting poll if the electoral card comes from a consulate from aborad)
Denmark For postal votes, applications must be submitted to the population register in the Copenhagen municipality Only for Danes who have left Danemark less than two years ago
*In person in Danish consulate nearest to UK residence
*Postal vote to Copenhagen municipality”
Estonia Sunday May 26th 2019 Registration not needed for online vote
Registration deadline of April 26th for postal vote”
In case of postal vote, an application form must be filled and sent back to the Estonian consulate *In person in Estonian consulate nearest to UK residence (prior to the election day)
*Postal vote
*Online vote”
Finland
Sunday May 26th 2019
*In person in Finnish consulate nearest to UK residence (prior to the election day)
France Sunday May, 26th Friday April, 12th Complete the online form; join a scanned copy of passport/ID, proof of address in the UK (ex: bill), and passport photo If registered on a UK consulate electoral register
*In person in French consulate nearest to UK residence
*Vote by proxy in French consulate nearest to UK residence
If registered on a French electoral register
*In person in French municipality where registered
*Vote by proxy in French municipality where registered”
Germany Sunday May, 26th Friday May, 3rd Download and complete the election registration form and post to the last German municipality of residence *Postal vote (ballot to be sent back to last German municipality of residence)
Greece *In person in Greek consulate nearest to UK residence
Hungary 25 days before the election (~ Mid April) In person in the consulate, via email, on the webpage of the national election office
Requires an ID and an address abroad”
*In person in Hungarian consulate nearest to UK residence
Ireland Only people who have left Ireland for less than 18 months can vote in their last constituency of residence (where they should already be registered)
Italy *In person in the last municipality of Italian residence
Latvia Saturday May 25th 2019 42 days before the election (~ Mid April) Fill and send application form to the central election commission of the Republic of Latvia *Postal vote (ballot to be sent back to Latvia)
Lithuania Sunday May 26th 2019 Up until the election day if in person at the consulate
Friday April 12th for postal vote”
*For a vote in person in the Lithuanian consulate, registration can be made in person, with a passport or ID, up to the election day; early voting up to 10 days before the election day is also possible in the consulate
*For postal votes, an electronic registration system is available ”
*In person in Lithanian consulate nearest to UK residence
*Postal vote (ballot to be sent back to Lithuania no later than the day of the vote)”
Luxembourg Sunday May 26th 2019 Thursday 28th of February (87 days before the election) for the registration (on the electoral roll of the city of Luxemburg)

Tuesday 16th of April (40 days before the electioon) for the request for postal vote”

Download and complete the election registration form; email to londres.amb@mae.etat.lu along with a scanned copy of passport and two utility bills as proof of residence

Request for postal vote are made electronically on the myguichet.lu website, or by post with a pre-filled form.”

*Postal vote (ballot to be sent back to Luxemburg)
Malta Saturday May 25th In person in Malta; only for Maltese citizens who have lived in an EU state for at least 6 months in the 18 months prior to the EU election vote (possibility of voting up to 7 days before polling day providing an oath is taken in front of the electoral commission with regards to unavailability to be physically present on the 25th of May)
Netherlands Thursday May 23rd Thursday April 11th Complete form and send back, along with photocopy of ID, to kbn.verkiezingen@denhaag.nl *Postal vote (ballot to be sent back to the address on the polling station of the return enveloppe, with a copy of Dutch ID)
*By proxy”
Poland Three days before the election day Make a request physically at the consulate, by post, by email, or by phone. State: Fulle name, father’s full name, date of birth, PESEL (social security) number, address abroad, Polish passport number and date of issue, place of registration in the register of voters in Poland, place where voting is intended (e.g., london, etc), contact details (e.g., phone, email) *In person in Polish consulate nearest to UK residence
Portugal 60 days before the election (~ Mid March) In person at the consulate with ID *In person in Portuguese consulate nearest to UK residence
*Postal vote in Portuguese consulate nearest to UK residence”
Romania Sunday May 26th *In person in Romanian consulate nearest to UK residence
Slovakia Saturday May, 25th Register physically in the place of permanent residence in Slovakia, with ID card *Postal vote (ballot to be sent back to Slovakia)
Slovenia Sunday May 26th 15 days before the election (Friday 10th of May) TBC
(3 days notice must be given if intention to vote in OMNIA polling station in Slovenia)”
*In person in the consulate
*Postal vote (ballot to be sent back to the consulate)
*In person in Slovenia (at the OMNIA polling station of the headquarters of the local electoral commission)”
Spain No later than 25 days following the call for elections Download and fill the application form from the ministry of foreign affairs website to be registered on the Absent Resident Electoral Roll (CERA); submit the filled application form to the provincial electoral roll office *In person in Spanish consulate nearest to UK residence (the day prior to national election day)
*Postal vote (ballot to be sent back to the consulate no later than 5 days before the voting days or to be handed back in person between 4 and 2 days before the election day)”
Sweden Sunday May 26th Automatic registration in the the first 10 years abroad; need to register if abroad for over 10 years Send application form to the Swedish tax agency
Order postal ballot via email or swedish embassy website”
*In person in any UK consulate open for election day
*Postal vote (ballot to be sent back to the consulate no later Monday May 27th)”

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