Who can vote in the European elections?

The next European elections take place on Sunday 26 May 2019. These elections are held every 5 years in order to elect the 6 Luxembourgish representatives who will sit in the European Parliament.

In order to be a voter in the European elections, you have to:

  • be a Luxembourg citizen or a national of another EU Member State;
  • be at least 18 years of age on the day of the elections;
  • enjoy your civil rights and not have been stripped of the right to vote either in Luxembourg or in your home country.

Luxembourgish citizens domiciled abroad may vote in the European elections by postal vote.

Voting is mandatory for all voters registered on the electoral roll. The following are excused from mandatory voting:

  • voters who, at the time of the election, live in a commune other than the one in which they are called to vote;
  • voters who are over 75 years of age.

EU citizens residing in Luxembourg can participate in the European elections in Luxembourg. They simply have to register on the electoral rolls in their commune of residence. The registration needs to be completed by 28 February 2019 at 17.00 at the latest.

They can also choose to elect the members of the European Parliament in their country of origin. In this case, they will have to contact the competent authorities, in particular the consulate or embassy of their home country.


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