The European elections take place in Denmark on 26 May 2019. As a ground rule, anyone aged 18 or over can vote, if they have a permanent residency in Denmark and hold either the Danish citizenship or the citizenship of another EU country. You can read about the rules here. It is also possible for Danish citizens to vote by mail or abroad, if certain conditions are met.
Voters in Denmark have to vote in a specific polling station based on their home address. You can see your polling station on your ballot. Read more about the voting process.
However, voters may, by applying for it eight days beforehand, cast their vote at another polling station, if the change of polling station is based on the voter's disability or impairment.
Yes, in Denmark it is possible to vote beforehand by mail. Normally, postal voting can take place at any Citizen Service Centre in Denmark. It takes place the last six weeks before election day and ends no later than three days beforehand. You need to bring an ID and you will be asked to sign afterwards.
If you are ill or physically unable to go and vote, you can also vote from home. You can apply for this option at your municipality four weeks before election day and no later than 12 days before. Read more about the procedure here:
Citizens who reside in institutions such as hospitals or prisons can vote from there. Read more about the procedure here.
Yes, you can, as long as you are 18 or older. However, you need to contact your local municipality in order to register at the voting list.Make sure to apply in due time, as it might take a while. Read more about the EU-elections here.
In Denmark, there is no official threshold for the EU-election. In practice, as there will be 14 Members of the European Parliament from Denmark, each political party will need to get at least 6.7% of the votes to secure one seat in Parliament.
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.
Denmark 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.
Each party has to hand over its list of candidates to the Minister for Economic Affairs and Interior no later than four weeks before election day.