European elections: 23-26 May 2019

The European elections take place between 23 to 26 May 2019. Voting day in the Netherlands is on 23 May. Will you vote as well? Here’s how to vote.

Anyone aged 18 or over can vote. It is also possible to vote by proxy, in another municipality or from abroad, if certain conditions are met.

Where can I vote?

Voters in the Netherlands can vote in polling stations based in their municipality. If you need to vote in another municipality, you need to request a voter´s pass. You can find your nearest polling station on the back of your voting pass.

What is the voting age?

In the Netherlands, you have to be at least 18 to vote in the European elections.

Can I vote in the Netherlands if I am from another EU country?

As a non-Dutch European citizen you are allowed to vote during the European elections. To do so, you have to register at your local municipality with the so-called Y-32 form. But you had to register to vote by 9 April 2019 at the very latest. When registered correctly, you will automatically receive a voting pass a few days before the elections. If you are excluded from voting in your home country or in the Netherlands, you cannot participate in the elections.

More information

If you want to be kept up to date on events around the European elections, you can register on the European election page: (or the Dutch version 

Here is a very handy app with information on How To Vote in all EU countries.

On the Download Centre of the European Parliament, you can find all kinds of documents about the European elections – click here.

Join the conversation about the European elections by using #EP2019 , #thistimeimvoting and #ikstemdezekeer.

Source: European Elections 2019