Registering to vote in legislative elections

Every 5 years, all Luxembourg nationals registered on the electoral rolls elect the 60 members of the Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des députés) by direct universal suffrage. The Chamber of Deputies is the national Parliament in the Luxembourg unicameral system.

In principle, legislative elections take place on the same day and the same month as the previous legislative elections. If that day is not a Sunday, the elections are moved to the Sunday preceding the day in question.

Voting is mandatory and you cannot be replaced by another person. Your votes are cast by secret ballot.

Your status as a voter is attested by registration on the electoral rolls. Electoral rolls are permanent, but removals and new registrations may take place:

  • until the 44th day before the legislative elections;
  • due to a change in voters' electoral residence;
  • due to a correction by the administrative courts.

Who is concerned

To be registered on the electoral rolls and vote in the legislative elections, you must:

  • be of Luxembourgish nationality;
  • be at least 18 years of age on the day of the election;
  • possess full civil and political rights;
  • reside in Luxembourg. Luxembourgish citizens residing abroad may vote in the legislative elections by postal vote.

You are excused from the compulsory vote if:

  • you live in a commune other than the one in which you are due to vote at the time of the election;
  • you are over 75 years of age.

You are excluded from the electorate and cannot be admitted to vote if you have been disqualified by a final criminal conviction.

Should you be unable to take part in the vote:

  • by going to the polling station on election day; or
  • by postal vote;

you must inform the State Prosecutor of your reasons for abstaining.

How to proceed

Registration on the electoral rolls

Your status as a voter is attested by registration on the electoral rolls.

Electoral rolls are maintained by the communal administration, in particular using declarations of births and declarations of arrival of residents in the commune. In case of a move to another commune, whatever the period of the year, the transfer of voting rights to the new commune is mandatory and is performed automatically by the communal administrations.

Throughout the year, each commune continuously updates the list of Luxembourg citizens called to participate in the elections. It maintains and registers, automatically or at the request of the electorate, any Luxembourg national who meets the electoral requirements and is domiciled in that commune.

In the case of a full or partial renewal of the Chamber of Deputies, the age and residency requirements must be met on the day of the legislative elections.

Registration on the electoral rolls is automatic:

  • on the official list if you reach the age of 18 before the day on which the list is provisionally closed;
  • on the secondary roll if you reach the age of 18 between the provisional closing of the roll (the 55th day prior to the election) and the date of the election, inclusive.

Revision of electoral rolls and claims

On the 54th day prior to the election, the filing of the provisional lists prepared by the commune is made public. You may then submit your complaint on plain paper to the board of the mayor and aldermen, no later than the 47th day before polling day. A separate complaint must be submitted for each voter.

If you have not yet reached the age of 18 when the provisional lists are submitted, but you will be 18 on the day of the election, you must address your complaint, if any, to the board of mayor and aldermen via your respective legal guardians.

The rolls are definitively closed on the 44th day prior to the election.

If, when revising the provisional lists following a complaint, the commune deletes your name from the provisional lists, you will be notified:

  • by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt; and
  • at your home.

You will be informed in this way no later than 48 hours from the publishing of the lists.

The reasons for the removal are mentioned in the letter.

Any person who is improperly registered, omitted or removed from the electoral rolls may exercise their right to appeal to the administrative tribunal for a reversal.

Forms / Online services

Registration on the electoral roll in the RNPP

Verify your registration on the electoral roll in the RNPP

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Inscription sur les listes électorales dans le RNPP

Vérifiez votre inscription sur les listes électorales dans le RNPP

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

Eintragung in den Wählerverzeichnissen im RNPP

Im RNPP können Sie Ihre Eintragung in den Wählerverzeichnissen überprüfen

Ihre in diesem Formular erfassten personenbezogenen Informationen werden von der zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörde verarbeitet, um Ihren Antrag erfolgreich abzuschließen.

Diese Informationen werden von der Behörde für den zur Verarbeitung erforderlichen Zeitraum gespeichert.

Die Empfänger Ihrer Daten sind die im Rahmen Ihres Antrags zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörden. Um die Empfänger der in diesem Formular erfassten Daten zu erfahren, wenden Sie sich bitte an die für Ihren Antrag zuständige Behörde.

Gemäß der Verordnung (EU) 2016/679 zum Schutz natürlicher Personen bei der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten und zum freien Datenverkehr haben Sie das Recht auf Zugang, Berichtigung und gegebenenfalls Löschung Ihrer personenbezogenen Informationen. Sie haben zudem das Recht, Ihre erteilte Einwilligung jederzeit zu widerrufen.

Weiterhin können Sie, außer in Fällen, in denen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten verpflichtend ist, Widerspruch einlegen, wenn dieser rechtmäßig begründet ist.

Wenn Sie diese Rechte ausüben und/oder Einsicht in Ihre Informationen nehmen möchten, können Sie sich unter den im Formular angegebenen Kontaktdaten an die zuständige Verwaltungsbehörde wenden. Sie haben außerdem die Möglichkeit, bei der Nationalen Kommission für den Datenschutz Beschwerde einzulegen (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux).

Wenn Sie Ihren Vorgang fortsetzen, akzeptieren Sie damit, dass Ihre personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen Ihres Antrags verarbeitet werden.

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