The European elections take part in Slovakia on 25 May 2019. Anyone aged 18 or over can cast a vote.
Voters in Slovakia have to vote in a specific polling station based on their home address. If you are not able to vote at the polling district at which you are registered, you can ask the municipal office for a polling card that will enable you to vote in any polling district within Slovakia.
The municipality of your permanent residence in Slovakia will notify you of the date and time of elections, the number of your polling district and the address of the polling station, together with the information about the voting procedure itself.
You don’t need to register in advance, as this is done automatically by the authorities. However, if you are not able to vote at the polling district at which you are registered, you can ask the municipal office for a polling card that will enable you to vote in any polling district Slovakia. You can apply for a voting card no later than one working day before the election day during the office hours of the relevant local authority.
You are obliged to prove your identity upon arrival in the polling station by submitting a valid identity card or residence card of a citizen of the European Union. If a voting card has been issued to the voter, he / she will submit it together with an ID card or a residence card.
If it is a voter (a citizen of the Slovak Republic) who does not reside in the territory of the Slovak Republic or in another EU Member State, he / she will submit a travel document and a declaration of permanent residence abroad.
Yes, you can if you are over 18 and have a permanent residence in Slovakia. However, it is necessary to apply for registration on the electoral roll no later than 40 days before the election day. Entry in the list is performed by the respective municipality in which you have permanent residence in Slovakia.
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.
Slovakia uses preferential voting, which gives the voters the option to indicate their preferences within the party list they choose. Voters can use maximum of two preferential votes on the ballot. Candidates who receive the most preferences are more likely to be elected.
Political parties, political movements or coalitions of political parties and political movements wishing to participate in the elections should send their lists of candidates to the state commission no later than 90 days before the election day. You can find the full list of candidates on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.