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HOW TO VOTE from Abroad

Find out how to vote in the European elections if you live outside your home country.

I'm Austrian

Yes, you can vote from another EU country by mail. You will have to register in order to be able to vote from another EU country.

Yes, you can vote from countries outside the EU by mail. You will have to register in order to be able to vote from outside the EU.

I'm Belgian

Yes, you can either vote for the candidates in your country of origin, via the foreign representation. Or you can register for the Belgian elections.

Belgians abroad can vote by proxy, by mail or via their foreign representation. For the procedure they have to take up contact with their representation at least three months before the elections.

Belgians living in another EU country also have the option to vote for a candidate in their country of residence instead of voting for someone in Belgium. In that case they have to take up contact with their local authorities.

Yes, you can either vote for the candidates in your country of origin, via the foreign representation. Or you can register for the Belgian elections.

Belgians abroad vote by proxy, by mail or via their foreign representation. For the procedure they have to take up contact with their representation at least three months before the elections.

I'm Bulgarian

Yes, you can vote from another EU country in foreign representations or other polling stations approved by the government, but only if you have resided in Bulgaria or in another EU country at least three months immediately before election day. Voters without a current registration in Bulgaria or another EU country are removed from the electoral lists.

If you are not included in the electoral lists, you can be added to it on the day of the elections in the polling station upon presentation of a Bulgarian identification document and filling in a standard declaration about fulfilling the eligibility criteria. A voter can request to be included in the electoral lists either by the authorities prior the elections, or by the precinct election commission on election day. You must present an identification document and a completed model declaration to the effect that:

  1. You have resided for at least three months in Bulgaria or in another EU country before election day
  2. You have not voted in the same elections for Members of the European Parliament - in cases where the request is made after the election period determined by the Council of the European Union has commenced;
  3. You shall not vote elsewhere for the same elections for Members of the European Parliament.

No, it isn’t possible.

I'm Croatian

Voters living outside Croatia need to register in the Croatian embassy/consulate of their host country in order to vote. Those with e-identity cards do not need to register for the elections (they need to register only if they intend to vote in a country where they do not usually reside). The deadline for active registration is 10 days before the elections. The request is submitted to the embassy/consulate where the voter wishes to vote. The form for active registration (in Croatian)
Voters who live in Croatia but want to vote abroad need to ‘register in the embassy/consulate or in Croatia. The deadline is 10 days before the elections. The form for pre-registration (in Croatian).

Voters living outside Croatia need to register in the Croatian embassy/consulate of their host country if they want to vote. Those with e-identity cards do not need to register for the elections (they need to register only if they intend to vote in a country where they do not usually reside). The deadline for registration is 10 days before the elections. The request is submitted to the embassy/consulate where the voter wishes to vote. The form for active registration (in Croatian)

Voters who live in Croatia but want to vote abroad need to register in the embassy/consulate or in Croatia. The deadline is 10 days before the elections. The form for pre-registration (in Croatian).

I'm Cypriot

In principle yes, provided that the government decides to hold polling stations in certain countries. Interested citizens need to submit an application that they want to vote abroad to the electoral authorities by the 2nd of April 2019 either electronically or in print. Click here to visit the website. For more information: email: elections@moi.gov.cy / tel. +357 22 867713

The government will announce possible election locations abroad at a later stage. Please consult the following link (please click here).

For more information:
Tel. +357 22 867713.

I'm Czech

No, you can´t vote abroad. It´s only possible in the Czech Republic

No, it´s not possible.

I'm Danish

Yes, you can vote from another EU-country by mail.

If you live permanently in another EU member state, you will have to register with the municipality of Copenhagen before 23 April 2019. You can apply in person or by sending your application to:

Københavns Kommune
Folkeregistret
Nyropsgade 7
DK-1602 København V
Danmark

Tlf. +45 33 66 33 66
E-mail: folkeregister@kff.kk.dk

You can apply six months prior to election day. Once you are on the voting list, you can either vote in person or vote by mail from 26 February 2019 from a Danish institution abroad, such as an embassy or a consulate. You need to do so early, since the letter needs to arrive in Denmark before election day.

Read about it and find the application form here.

If you live abroad, you can only vote under certain conditions.

Citizens, who stay abroad but will return to Denmark within two years of their departure, can vote. Likewise, citizens who work abroad for a Danish institution or company, students and those working for a Danish charity organization may maintain their right to vote under certain conditions.

In order to vote, you have to apply in the Danish municipality you lived in before moving out of the country. Your application needs to be processed at least seven days before election day, so make sure to apply in due time, as it might take a while. Once on the voting list, you can vote in person or by mail via the Danish embassies and consulates abroad. Remember to bring an ID and be in good time if you vote by mail, as it needs to arrive in Denmark before election day.

Check here for more information on how to vote from a country outside the EU.

I'm Estonian

If you are an Estonian citizen living abroad you have three options:

  1. Voting online
  2. Voting in person in an embassy or consulate in your country of residence.
  3. Voting by mail. To register for this procedure you have to submit an application to the Estonian foreign mission. Application must be received by the mission not later than 30 days before election day.

More information

If you are an Estonian citizen living abroad you have three options:

  1. Voting online.
  2. Voting in person in an embassy or consulate in your country of residence.
  3. Voting by mail. To register for this procedure you have to submit an application to the Estonian foreign mission. Application must be received by the mission not later than 30 days before election day.

More information

I'm Finnish

Yes, you can vote in advance at Finnish embassies prescribed in decree. Advance voting abroad begins on Wednesday 15 May and ends on Saturday 18 May.

Finnish citizens can also vote from another EU country by mail.

Yes, you can vote from countries outside the EU by voting in advance at Finnish embassies prescribed in decree, or by mail using a ballot that you have to order from the Ministry of Justice.

I'm French

Yes, you can vote in your country of residence but must sign up to the "liste électorale consulaire" at the French embassy or consulate.

You will have to register before 31 March 2019 in order to be able to vote from another EU country.

Vote d'un Français domicilié à l'étranger Service-public.fr

Voter depuis l’étranger Association démocratique des Français à l’étranger

Yes, but you must sign up to the "liste électorale consulaire" at the French embassy or consulate.

You will have to register before 31 March 2019.

Vote d'un Français domicilié à l'étranger Service-public.fr

Voter depuis l’étranger Association démocratique des Français à l’étranger

I'm German

Yes, you can vote by postal ballot.

Only persons listed in the voters’ register may vote. Germans living abroad who do not have a registered domicile in Germany (German expatriates) are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If you wish to participate as German expatriate in the European election in Germany, you have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.

For Germans without a place of residence in Germany, the municipality in charge is the one they were last registered with before moving abroad.

Yes, you can also vote by postal ballot. Only people listed in the voters’ register may vote. Germans living abroad who do not have a registered domicile in Germany (German expatriates) are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If you wish to participate as a German expatriate in the European election in Germany, you have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.

Adult Germans permanently living abroad who are not disqualified from voting are entitled to go to the polls if, after reaching the age of 14 (which means from their 14th birthday), they were either resident in Germany for an uninterrupted period of at least three months and this stay dates back not more than 25 years or for other reasons, they have become familiar, personally and directly, with the political situation in Germany and are affected by it. The municipal authority in charge decides whether someone is eligible to vote.

Germans who are abroad temporarily (for instance while on holiday) and still have a registered domicile in Germany will be entered ex officio into the voters’ register of their municipality. They may vote by postal ballot.

For Germans without a place of residence in Germany, the municipality in charge is the one they were last registered with before moving abroad.

A municipal authority in Berlin (‘Bezirksamt Mitte’) is responsible for German expatriates who have never lived in the domestic territory for a minimum of three months.

I'm Greek

Greek citizens who live in another EU country or who happen to be in another Member State on election day are entitled to participate in the election process in Greece in parallel with Greek voters throughout the Greek State.

Greek citizens who reside outside the EU can vote in Greece. They are listed on the electoral role according to their permanent residence.

Ministry of Interior information page for Greeks resident abroad

No, voting is not possible to vote from a country outside the EU.

I'm Hungarian

Hungarian nationals eligible to vote wishing to cast their vote for the Hungarian party lists have to be registered in the electoral roll of voters residing outside Hungary In this case, they can vote at a Hungarian embassy or consulate. A request to be registered in this electoral roll has to be submitted personally, by post or online (www.valasztas.hu) no later than 4:00pm, on May 17th (Friday).

National voters residing in another Member State not wishing to vote for Hungarian party lists but forn the candidates of their residence have to contact the municipal administration at their residence to be registered in the electoral roll of the given Member State. In such case, they will be deleted from the Hungarian electoral roll.

Yes, there is a possibility to vote from a country outside of the EU. Nationals with a Hungarian domicile have to submit a request to be registered in electoral roll of voters residing outside Hungary if they wish to cast their vote at one of the Hungarian embassies or consulates. Such a request can be made personally, by post or online no later than 4:00pm, on May 17th (Friday).

Full-age nationals without a domicile either in Hungary or in another EU Member State, wishing to cast their vote in the European Elections have to register in the electoral roll. Requests for registration have to be submitted no later than 4:00pm, on May 1st (Wednesday).

Important: Those not having a domicile in Hungary but registered in previous elections (in the 2014 European Elections or in the 2018 national elections) to the electoral roll do not have to re-register; their registration is still valid. However, if the data given in the previous registration changed (e.g.: different address) it has to be declared. Registered voters without a domicile in Hungary can vote by post.

I'm Irish

If you are an Irish citizen living abroad you cannot be entered on the Register of Electors and so cannot vote in elections in Ireland, unless it is your intention to return to Ireland permanently within 18 months. You can however register to vote in the EU country in which you are resident.

If you are an Irish citizen living abroad you cannot be entered on the Register of Electors and so cannot vote in elections in Ireland, unless it is your intention to return to Ireland permanently within 18 months.

I'm Italian

Yes, if you are registered with AIRE. Votes for Italian representatives from abroad is done in consular offices. The Italian Ministry of the Interior sends the electoral certificate to each voter's domicile, which contains information on where to vote and the date and time of voting.

Italian citizens residing in non-EU countries may vote for Italian representatives in the European Parliament only in the municipality in Italy to which they belong as voters. They receive a notification from the municipality where they are registered within 20 days following the publication of the decree convening the election.

I'm Latvian

Yes, you can vote from another EU country by mail or vote in any polling station in another EU country that has been approved by the Central Election Commission. In order to vote in a polling station you need to register at least 18 days before election day. You should submit an application for voting by mail to the diplomatic or consular missions specified by the Central Election Commission no later than 42 days before the elections or to the commission of the polling station for postal voting no later than 30 days before the elections.

Application may be sent by post or handed over directly.

The commission of the polling station for postal voting will examine applications, which it has received not later than 30 days before the elections.

More information:

Central Election Commission of the Republic of Latvia
Phone: +371 67322688
E-mail: cvk@cvk.lv
www.cvk.lv

Yes, you can vote from non-EU country by mail or vote in any polling station in another EU country that has been approved by the Central Election Commission. In order to vote in a polling station you need to register at least 18 days before election day. You should submit an application for voting by mail to the diplomatic or consular missions specified by the Central Election Commission no later than 42 days before the elections or to the commission of the polling station for postal voting no later than 30 days before the elections.

Application may be sent by post or handed over directly.

The commission of the polling station for postal voting will examine applications, which it has received not later than 30 days before the elections.

More information:

Central Election Commission of the Republic of Latvia
Phone: +371 67322688
E-mail: cvk@cvk.lv
www.cvk.lv

I'm Lithuanian

Yes, you can vote from another EU country in Lithuanian diplomatic missions or consulates, in person or by post.

Lithuanian voters who live abroad or who will be abroad on election day can register in advance.

For postal voting, different registration deadlines apply for different countries of residence. Postal votes need to be delivered to the foreign representation no later than on election day.

For more information please visit the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry website: Voting from abroad (in Lithuanian).

Yes, you can vote from countries outside the EU at diplomatic missions or by post. For that you have to register in advance. For more information please visit the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry website: Voting from abroad (in Lithuanian).

I'm Luxembourguish

Yes, you can vote from another country by mail. You will have to register between 12 weeks and 40 days before the vote in order to be able to vote from another country.

In order to vote by post, citizens need to request to do so at the commune where they are registered on the electoral roll. The request to vote by post must be received at the commune at the earliest 12 weeks and at the latest 40 days before the voting day, in order for the citizen to receive the convocation letter at their address abroad. The request can be submitted online via MyGuichet.lu or by mail (letter or pre-filled form). All further instruction can be found on this site

Main site

To register on a voting list

To request to vote by post

Yes, you can vote from another country by mail. You will have to register between 12 weeks and 40 days before the vote in order to be able to vote from another country.

In order to vote by post, citizens need to request to do so at the commune where they are registered on the electoral roll. The request to vote by post must be received at the commune at the earliest 12 weeks and at the latest 40 days before the voting day, in order for the citizen to receive the convocation letter at their address abroad. Request can be done electronically via MyGuichet.lu or by post (letter or pre-filled form). All further instruction on this site

Main site

To register on a voting list

To request to vote by post

I'm Maltese

No, voting may only take place in Malta.

No, voting may only take place in Malta.

I'm Dutch

Yes, you can vote from another EU country by mail or by proxy. Dutch citizens living abroad can register permanently as a Dutch voter abroad via this website. Dutch citizens registered as voters abroad will automatically receive their postal voting slip and return envelopes by post or email) before each election.
A Dutch voter temporarily abroad can only vote by proxy. You can authorise another person to vote on your behalf (by proxy) using either the back of your voting pass, or a separate authorisation form (model L8). The authorisation form must be submitted no later than five days before the election.

Yes, you can vote from a country outside the EU by mail or by proxy. Dutch citizens living abroad can register permanently as a Dutch voter abroad via this website. Dutch citizens registered as voters abroad will automatically receive their postal voting slip and return envelopes (by post or email) before each election.

A Dutch voter temporarily abroad can only vote by proxy. You can authorise another person to vote on your behalf (by proxy) using either the back of your voting pass, or a separate authorisation form (model L8). The authorisation form must be submitted no later than five days before the election.

I'm Polish

If you are registered and live in another EU country, you can:

  • vote for candidates standing in your home country or
  • participate in the elections of your host country and vote for candidates standing in that country.

You can only vote once in the European elections.

Voters living in another EU country and holding a valid Polish passport or ID (or in the case of European Union citizens who are not Polish citizens holding a valid passport or other document establishing identity) can vote for candidates standing in Poland if they are entered onto the electoral roll made by the competent consul.

The entry is made on the basis of a personal application. The application may be made orally, in writing, by telegraph, fax or electronically. It should contain:

  • surname and name (s)
  • father's name
  • date of birth
  • indication of the place of domicile of the voter abroad
  • number of valid Polish passport or ID and the place and date of issue (or in the case of European Union citizens who are not Polish citizens - a number of valid passport or other document establishing identity)
  • place of registration of the voter to register of voters (in the case of Polish citizens staying temporarily abroad)

The application can be made no later than the 3rd day before election day.

Państwowa Komisja Wyborcza (National Electoral Commission)

https://pkw.gov.pl/kontakt

Address: ul. Wiejska 10, 00-902 Warsaw

e-mail: biuro@kbw.gov.pl

Telephone number: (00 48) 22 695 25 44

Polish government website providing information on voting abroad.

Detailed information about the participation in the elections of your host country and vote for candidates standing in that country can be found here.

Yes, if polling stations are established in a given country.

Voters living abroad and holding a valid Polish passport (or in the case of European Union citizens who are not Polish citizens holding a valid passport or other document establishing identity) can vote for candidates standing in Poland if they are entered onto the roll of voters made by the competent consul.

The entry is made on the basis of a personal application. The application may be made orally, in writing, by telegraph, fax or electronically. It should contain:

  • surname and name (s)
  • father's name
  • date of birth
  • indication of the place of domicile of the voter abroad
  • number of valid Polish passport and the place and date of issue (or in the case of European Union citizens who are not Polish citizens - a number of valid passport or other document establishing identity)
  • place of registration of the voter to register of voters (in the case of Polish citizens staying temporarily abroad)

The application can be made no later than the 3rd day before election day.

Państwowa Komisja Wyborcza (National Electoral Commission)

https://pkw.gov.pl/kontakt

Address: ul. Wiejska 10, 00-902 Warsaw

e-mail: biuro@kbw.gov.pl

Telephone number: (00 48) 22 695 25 44

Polish government website providing information on voting abroad.

I'm Portuguese

Yes, you can vote from another EU country.

Citizens holding a national citizen Card” and already registered as living abroad are automatically registered to vote.

Citizens holding a national identity card displaying the home address abroad have to register in person at the embassy or consulate that corresponds to that address, in order to vote.

It is possible to register to vote until 60 days before election day, i.e. until 27 March 2019.

Check the page on the recent amendments to the law on election registry for the Portuguese residing abroad (in Portuguese)

Yes, you can vote from countries outside the EU.

Citizens holding a national citizen card” and already registered as living abroad are automatically registered to vote.

Citizens holding a national identity card displaying the home address abroad have to register in person at the embassy or consulate that corresponds to that address, in order to vote.

It is possible to register to vote until 60 days before election day, i.e. until 27 March 2019.

Check the page on the recent amendments to the law on election registry for the Portuguese residing abroad (in Portuguese)

I'm Romanian

Yes, you can vote from another EU country, in foreign representation and government-approved locations outside of the foreign representations.

No additional rules and procedures for registering to vote in a third country.

Yes, you can vote from countries outside the EU, in foreign representations and government-approved locations outside of the foreign representations

No additional rules and procedures for registering to vote in a non-EU country.

I'm Slovakian

Voting for candidates from Slovakia is not possible from another EU country.

Expatriates can vote only for candidates in the EU country where they live. If they wish to cast a vote for candidates from their home country, they need to be present in Slovakia on the date of the elections.

The website of the ministry of interior affairs has section dedicated to the European elections

Voting from abroad is not possible.

Expatriates can vote only in their home country.

The website of the ministry of interior affairs has section dedicated to the European elections

I'm Slovenian

Yes, you can vote from another EU country. We can divide those voters into two categories:

  • voters with permanent residence in Slovenia who are registered in the general electoral register for the territory of the polling station in Slovenia. However, they are temporary abroad;

voters without permanent residence in Slovenia who have moved from Slovenia and are therefore registered in the special electoral register of Slovenian citizens.

Permanent residents can vote:

  • at the diplomatic or consular representation of Slovenia (DCR),
  • by post from abroad.

They have to inform the State Election Commission about their intention to vote.

  • Voting on DCR: Voters who vote at a diplomatic or consular representative office of the Republic of Slovenia will be entered on a special list. On polling day they should appear between 9.00 and 17.00 local time at the polling station in the DCR, where the voting procedure is the same as at a polling station in Slovenia (identification of voters with personal ID, voter signature, voting using ballot papers). These voters do not receive any special notice of entry on the list of voters if they have submitted an application to vote at a DCR in due time.
  • Voting by post: The State Election Commission will send the election material to the voters. Voters send the material back to:
  • the address of the local electoral commission or
  • the address of DCR.

Non-permanent residents can decide whether they want to vote at DCR, by post or special polling station OMNIA.

  • Voting procedure at DCR; Voters who vote at a diplomatic or consular representative office of the Republic of Slovenia will be entered on a special list. On polling day they should appear between 9.00 and 17.00 local time at the polling station in the DCR, where the voting procedure is the same as at a polling station in Slovenia (identification of voters with personal ID, voter signature, voting using ballot papers). These voters do not receive any special notice of entry on the list of voters if they have submitted an application to vote at a DCR in due time.
  • By post; The State Election Commission sends the ballot with names of candidates or their lists to the voter’s permanent address abroad. Voters send the material back to the local electoral commission or to DCR.
  • At an OMNIA polling station: Voters must send such notice no later than three days before the polling day. Voters who have notified the local electoral commission that they wish to vote at a polling station outside the area of their own local electoral commission (at an OMNIA polling station), should present themselves between 7.00 and 19.00 on polling day at the special polling station in the location they have chosen.

State Election Commission

Slovenska cesta 54; 1000 Ljubljana
T | 01·4322·002; gp.dvk@dvk-rs.si

Yes, you can vote from abroad. We can divide those voters into two categories:

  • voters with a permanent residence in Slovenia who are registered in the general electoral register for the territory of the polling station in Slovenia. However, they are temporary abroad;
  • voters without permanent residence in Slovenia who have moved from Slovenia and are therefore registered in the special electoral register of Slovenian citizens.

Permanent residents can vote:

  • at the diplomatic or consular representation of Slovenia (DCR),
  • by post from abroad.

They have to inform the State Election Commission about their intention to vote.

  • Voting on DCR: Voters who vote at a diplomatic or consular representative office of the Republic of Slovenia will be entered on a special list. On polling day they should appear between 9.00 and 17.00 local time at the polling station in the DCR, where the voting procedure is the same as at a polling station in Slovenia (identification of voters with personal ID, voter signature, voting using ballot papers). These voters do not receive any special notice of entry on the list of voters if they have submitted an application to vote at a DCR in due time.
  • Voting by post: the State Election Commission will send the election material to the voters. Voters send the material back to:
  • the address of the local electoral commission or
  • the address of DCR.

Non-permanent residents can decide whether they want to vote at DCR, by post or special polling station OMNIA.

  • Voting procedure at DCR; Voters who vote at a diplomatic or consular representative office of the Republic of Slovenia will be entered on a special list. On polling day they should appear between 9.00 and 17.00 local time at the polling station in the DCR, where the voting procedure is the same as at a polling station in Slovenia (identification of voters with personal ID, voter signature, voting using ballot papers). These voters do not receive any special notice of entry on the list of voters if they have submitted an application to vote at a DCR in due time.
  • By post; The State Election Commission sends the ballot with names of candidates or their lists to the voter’s permanent address abroad. Voters send the material back to the local electoral commission or to DCR.
  • At an OMNIA polling station: Voters must send such notice no later than three days before the polling day. Voters who have notified the local electoral commission that they wish to vote at a polling station outside the area of their own local electoral commission (at an OMNIA polling station), should present themselves between 7.00 and 19.00 on polling day at the special polling station in the location they have chosen.

State Election Commission

Slovenska cesta 54; 1000 Ljubljana
T | 01·4322·002; gp.dvk@dvk-rs.si

I'm Spanish

Yes, you can vote from another EU country by mail or in your foreign representation (embassies and consulates).

Voters who live abroad permanently need to be registered in the Consular Registration in the Absent Resident Electoral Roll (CERA) for Spaniards living in another country.

To register, fill in the application form (sent by the Electoral Census Office or downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of the Interior) to the Provincial Electoral Roll Office (Delegación Provincial de la Oficina del Censo Electoral) where tyou are registered, no later than 25 days following the call for elections.

Voting by post is possible by:

  • registered mail to the consular post or consular section of the diplomatic mission where you are registered no later than five days prior to election day

It is also possible to personally deposit the ballot paper in the ballot box between the fourth and second day (both inclusive), prior to election day at the consular post or consular office where you are registered or at places empowered to that end.

Voters who are temporarily abroad need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Are temporarily outside once the electoral process has been called and expect to remain abroad until the day of the election,
  2. Are registered in the consular registration register as non-residents (ERTA vote).

They must request the documentation necessary to vote to the corresponding Provincial Delegation of the Electoral Census Office, no later than 25 days following the call for elections. The form is available at the Consular Offices or the Consular Sections of the Embassy, or for download on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The completed form must be submitted in person at the Consular Office or the Consular Section of the Embassy. Once the constituent receives the voting documentation (at their home), they must sent the voting envelope by certified mail no later than the third day prior to the holding of the election.

More information:

Participate in elections (Gobierno de España. Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación).

Voto desde fuera de España (Gobierno de España. Ministerio del Interior).

Yes, you can vote from countries outside the EU by mail with the same procedure as if you were in an EU country.

I'm Swedish

Yes, you can vote from another EU country at any Swedish mission that arranges vote reception or by mail. Individuals who are entitled to vote and are abroad may vote by post from all the countries in the world. Seafarers on ships in international traffic may also vote by post. Postal votes can be mailed from abroad 45 days before election day at the earliest. Postal votes may not be mailed from Sweden.

Special material is required for postal voting. The material may be ordered from the Election Authority or from a mission abroad. Postal votes must be sent from abroad and must arrive in time for the counting of votes.

Anyone who is abroad during the voting period may vote at any Swedish mission abroad that arranges vote reception.

Swedish citizens who have emigrated (Swedes living abroad) are included in the electoral roll if they have emigrated within the last ten years or if they have applied to the Swedish Tax Agency not later than 30 days before election day to be included in the electoral roll. Application is made by sending address details to the Swedish Tax Agency. There is a special form for Swedes living abroad who wish to apply to be included on an electoral roll.

Form - apply to be included in an electoral roll

Yes, anyone who is abroad during the voting period may vote at any Swedish mission abroad that arranges vote reception or vote by post from all the countries in the world.

Individuals who are entitled to vote and are abroad may vote by post from all the countries in the world. Seafarers on ships in international traffic may also vote by post. Postal votes can be mailed from abroad 45 days before Election Day at the earliest. Postal votes may not be mailed from Sweden.

Special material is required for postal voting. The material may be ordered from the Election Authority or from a mission abroad. Postal votes must be sent from abroad and must arrive in time for the counting of votes.

Anyone who is abroad during the voting period may vote at any Swedish mission abroad that arranges vote reception.

Swedish citizens who have emigrated (Swedes living abroad) are included in the electoral roll if they have emigrated within the last ten years or if they have applied to the Swedish Tax Agency not later than 30 days before Election Day to be included in the electoral roll. Application is made by sending address details to the Swedish Tax Agency. There is a special form for Swedes living abroad who wish to apply to be included in an electoral roll.

Form - apply to be included in an electoral roll

How can I vote in other countries?

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