In Slovenia the European elections will take place on 26 May 2019. Every Slovenian or other EU citizens, having permanent residence in Slovenia and aged 18 or over can cast a vote. It is also possible to vote abroad if certain conditions are met.
Voters in Slovenia have to vote in a specific polling station based on their home address.
To find out your nearest polling booth, check out this website. There are some exceptions:
More info are available here.
You do not need 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 with the national election authority whether your registration on the voting lists is correct.
Yes, in Slovenia it is possible to vote by post for:
Postal voting has to be requested from the local electoral commission or the constituency electoral commission ten days before election day. Electoral commissions takes into account only the postal votes that were posted in Slovenia and received by noon on the day following election day.
People with disabilities can vote by post once or permanently.
voting at home, for voters unable to vote in person due to an illness, provided they inform the local election commission three days before election day.
Yes, you can, but you have to register to vote. You can send the request to the Ministry of the Interior. You can find more information here.
Ministry of the Interior
Internal Administrative Affairs, Migration and Naturalization Directorate
T: 01 428 49 61
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.
Slovenia uses preferential voting, which gives the 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.
You can find more information here
Political parties or individuals who wish to stand for the elections should register with the State Election Commission no later than 30 days prior to the election day. You should find a complete list of all candidates here once the registration period expires.