The European elections will take place in the Czech Republic on 24 and 25 May 2019. Anyone aged 18 or over can cast a vote. It’s possible to vote only in the Czech Republic, not abroad.
Voters in the Czech Republic have to vote in a specific polling station based on their permanent residence. If they want to vote elsewhere within the Czech republic, they have to apply for a voter's certificate. This certificate can be requested in person directly at the corresponding municipality no later than 22 May 2019 or by a written request that must arrive at the municipality by 17 May 2019 at 16:00. The request may be sent through a data box or by post with a certified signature. The voter's certificate allows to vote in any electoral district in the Czech Republic.
Yes, Provided if you reach the age of 18 years at latest by the second day of the elections and if you have been registered for permanent residence or temporary residence in the territory of the Czech Republic for a minimum period of 45 days prior to these elections. In this case you have to ask your municipality to be entered onto the list of voters and no later than 40 days before the elections. You can find detailed information on the website of the Ministry for internal affairs.
Under EU law, all countries must use voting systems that ensure proportional representation, which means that the number of elected members from each party depends on the share of electoral votes obtained by the party.
The Czech Republic uses preferential voting, which gives voters the option to indicate their preferences within the party list they choose. Candidates who receive the most preferences are more likely to be elected.