The European elections will be held in Greece on 26 May 2019. Anyone aged 17 or over in the year the elections take place can cast a vote. It is also possible to vote from abroad if certain conditions are met. Voting is compulsory .
Voters in Greece have to vote in specific polling stations based on their home address. To find out your polling station, check this website.
There is no need for Greek citizens to register in advance, as this is done automatically by the authorities. However, if you have changed your home address recently, we advise you to check whether your registration on the voting lists is correct.
If you are voting in Greece, you do not need to register in advance, as the authorities do this automatically.
For Greek citizens residing in other EU Member States and wishing to cast their vote for one of the political parties participating in the European Elections in Greece, it is compulsory to register with your local Greek Embassy or Consulate by 29 March 2019. Please note that this polling will take place one day earlier, i.e. on 25 May. For more details, please consult this link.
You should bring your ID or passport, which will be checked. For other official documents which could be accepted, please follow this link.
All EU citizens residing in Greece, and who will have reached the age of 17 in 2019, may vote. It is, however, necessary to have registered by 28 February 2019 in order to be included in the special voters lists Greek municipalities have established. For more details, please follow this link.
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.
Greece typically uses preferential voting, which gives voters the option to indicate their preferences within the party list they choose by putting a cross next to the candidate’s name. Up to 4 crosses are allowed.Candidates who receive the most preferences are elected, provided their party has of course secured a seat.