Applying to vote by post in legislative elections

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Every 5 years, all Luxembourg nationals 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.

The legislative elections are for Luxembourg nationals only. Voting is mandatory for all registered voters. You cannot be represented by another person.

A postal voting system has been put in place in order to prevent abstention.

Who is concerned?

If you are on the electoral roll, you can apply for postal voting in the elections.

Postal voting is also available to Luxembourg nationals living abroad and who are not registered on the electoral roll, but who are entitled to vote by virtue of their Luxembourg nationality.

Prerequisites

You must first be registered on the electoral rolls.

Deadlines

Your application for postal voting must be sent to the commune where you are registered:

  • if you would like the polling card to be sent to you in Luxembourg: no earlier than 12 weeks and no later than 25 days before polling day. For the election on 8 October 2023, the application must therefore reach the College of Mayor and Aldermen no earlier than Monday 17 July 2023 and no later than Wednesday 13 September 2023;
  • if you would like the polling card to be sent to you abroad: no earlier than 12 weeks and no later than 40 days before polling day. For the election on 8 October 2023, the application must therefore reach the College of Mayor and Aldermen no earlier than Monday 17 July and no later than Wednesday 29 August 2023.

How to proceed

Application for postal voting

If you wish to vote by post, you must inform your commune of registration and request your polling card.

The request for the polling card can be made:

  • electronically via MyGuichet.lu (see 'Online services and forms'); or
  • by post, on plain paper or using a pre-printed form which can be obtained from the communal administration where the voter is registered.

In this letter, you must:

  • state your surname, given name(s), date and place of birth, domicile and the address to which the polling card should be sent;
  • solemnly declare that you have not been stripped of your right to vote; and
  • if you live abroad, provide a copy of your valid passport or identity card.

Upon receipt of the request, the commune checks if:

  • it contains the requested information and documents;
  • you are registered on the electoral roll.

Rejection of the application

If you do not meet the conditions for postal voting, the communal administration will notify you of its refusal:

  • at the latest 20 days before the election, if you live in Luxembourg;
  • at the latest 35 days before the election, if you live abroad.

Sending the polling card

If the application for postal voting is accepted, the commune will send you your polling card by registered mail.

The polling card is sent, at the latest:

  • 15 days before the election, if you live in Luxembourg;
  • 30 days before the election, if you live abroad.

The polling card contains the following information:

  • the list of candidates;
  • instructions for voting by postal vote in a legislative election;
  • a non-transparent, standard-type, duly stamped envelope;
  • duly stamped voting papers;
  • an envelope, for the delivery of the electoral envelope, bearing the words 'Élections - Vote par correspondance', the name of the polling station to which the vote is to be sent in the bottom right-hand corner and the reference number, surname, first name(s) and address of the voter.

Each commune draws up an alphabetical list of voters who have applied to vote by post, and indicate the surname, first name(s), date and place of birth, place of residence and current address of the voter. Admission to the vote is stated next to the applicant's name. Voters appearing on this list can no longer choose another voting method.

Sending the ballot paper

As a voter, you fill in your ballot paper.

If you are visually impaired, you can use the tactile voting form to cast your vote.

To send the ballot to the polling station, you must place the ballot paper, duly completed and folded, with the stamp showing on the outside, in the electoral envelope. The electoral envelope must be placed inside the postal envelope and sent by ordinary post. The envelope must be received by the polling station on the day of the election before 14.00 at the latest.

The envelopes containing the ballot are kept by the postal services of the receiving polling station until election day.

Tutorials

Online services and forms

Who to contact

Communal administrations

  • Beaufort
    9, rue de l'Eglise L-6315 Beaufort Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 86 93 88
    Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 16.30 (closed on Thursday afternoon) / open until 20.00 on Wednesdays
  • Bech
    1, Enneschtgaass L-6230 Bech Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 79 06 74
    Email address: bech@pt.lu
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 17.00 (closed on Monday afternoons); Thursday: 13.00 - 19.00 (open until 17.00 during school holidays)
  • Beckerich
    6, Dikrecherstrooss L-8523 Beckerich Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 23 62 91 62
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 08.30 - 12.00; Wednesday: 08.30 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 17.45
  • Berdorf
    5, rue de Consdorf L-6551 Berdorf Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 79 91 89
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00; Monday to Wednesday: 14.00 - 16.00; Thursday: 14.00 - 19.00
  • Bertrange
    2, beim Schlass L-8058 Bertrange Luxembourg
    B.P. 28 L-8005 Bertrange
    Fax: (+352) 26 31 27 57
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00
  • Bettembourg
    13, rue du Château L-3217 Bettembourg Luxembourg
    B.P. 29 L-3201 Bettembourg
    Fax: (+352) 51 80 80-601
    Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 16.30 / "Biergerzenter" open until 19.00 on Thursdays
  • Bettendorf
    1, rue Neuve L-9353 Bettendorf Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 80 92 34
    Monday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 18.45; Tuesday to Friday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 16.30 (closed on Wednesdays)
  • Betzdorf
    11, rue du Château L-6922 Berg Luxembourg
    B.P. 2 L-6901 Roodt/Syre
    Fax: (+352) 77 00 82
    Lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 12.00 et 13.30 - 16.30
    (bureau de la population et état civil) / Uniquement sur RDV: lundi, mardi, jeudi, vendredi: 16.30 - 17.00; mercredi: 07.00 - 08.00
  • Bissen
    1, rue des Moulins L-7784 Bissen Luxembourg
    B.P. 25 L-7703 Bissen
    Fax: (+352) 85 97 63
    Monday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 18.30 (only population service);
    Tuesday to Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 (closed on Thursday morning)
  • Biwer
    6, Kiirchestrooss L-6834 Biwer Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 71 90 25
    Lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 11.30
    (fermé le 1ier mercredi de chaque mois le matin, ouvert le 1ier mercredi de chaque mois l'après-midi de 14.00 - 18.00)
  • Boulaide
    3, rue de la Mairie L-9640 Boulaide Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 99 36 92
    Monday, Thursday: 14.00 - 17.00; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 08.30 - 12.00
  • Bourscheid
    1, Schlassweee L-9140 Bourscheid Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 99 03 57-565
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00; Monday: 14.00 - 18.00; Tuesday to Friday: 14.00 - 16.00 (except on Wednesdays)
  • Bous-Waldbredimus
    20, rue Luxembourg L-5408 Bous Luxembourg
    Phone: (+352) 28 86 04 01
    Biergerzenter
    Fax: (+352) 28 86 04 109
    Other services: please make an appointment during normal office hours
  • Clervaux
    Montée du Château L-9712 Clervaux Luxembourg
    B.P. 35 L-9701 Clervaux
    Fax: (+352) 27 800-900
    Lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 11.30; mardi à vendredi: 14.00 - 16.30
    mercredi ouvert jusqu'à 19.00 (uniquement bureau de la population, sauf la veille d'un jour férié)
  • Colmar-Berg
    5, rue de la Poste L-7730 Colmar-Berg Luxembourg
    B.P. 10 L-7701 Colmar-Berg
    Fax: (+352) 83 55 43-225
    Monday to Thursday: 08.00 - 12.00; Wednesday: 13.00 - 17.00 (closed on Fridays)
  • Consdorf
    8, route d'Echternach L-6212 Consdorf Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 79 04 31
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 16.00; open until 18.00 on Tuesdays
  • Contern
    4, Place de la Mairie L-5310 Contern Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 35 72 36
    Monday-Friday: 08.15 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 / or by appointment between 07.00 - 08.15 and 16.30 - 18.30
  • Dalheim
    Gemengeplaz L-5680 Dalheim Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 23 60 53-50
    Closed Monday and Friday afternoon; appointments can be made for urgent administrative matters.
  • Diekirch
    27, avenue de la Gare L-9233 Diekirch Luxembourg
    B.P. 145 L-9202 Diekirch
    Fax: (+352) 80 87 80-250
    Lundi à vendredi: 08.30 - 11.30 et 14.00 - 16.30 / Bureau de la population et état civil: mercredi jusqu'à 18.00
  • Differdange
    40, avenue Charlotte L-4530 Differdange Luxembourg
    B.P. 12 L-4501 Differdange
    Fax: (+352) 58 77 1-1210
    Monday and Friday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 / the "Biergeramt" is also open on Saturday morning: 09.00 - 11.00
  • Dippach
    11, rue de l'Eglise L-4994 Schouweiler Luxembourg
    B.P. 59 L-4901 Bascharage
    Fax: (+352) 27 95 25-299
    Email address: commune@dippach.lu
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 17.00; open until 18.00 on Mondays; Wednesday from 07.30
  • Dudelange
    Place de l'Hôtel de Ville L-3590 Dudelange Luxembourg
    B.P. 73 L-3401 Dudelange
    Fax: (+352) 51 61 21-299
    Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00; Wednesday: 8.00-12.00 and 13.00-19.00; Thursday: 8.00-17.00
  • Echternach
    2, place du Marché L-6460 Echternach Luxembourg
    B.P. 22 L-6401 Echternach
    Fax: (+352) 72 92 22-51
    Lundi à jeudi: 08.30 -11.30 et 14.00 - 16.30 ; vendredi: 08.30 - 13.00 heures / Bureau de la population et état civil: lundi ouvert jusqu’à 19.00
  • Ell
    27, Haaptstrooss L-8530 Ell Luxembourg
    B.P. 9 L-8501 Redange/Attert
    Fax: (+352) 26 62 38-55
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 08.15 - 11.45; Thursday: 13.30 - 18.30
  • Erpeldange sur Sûre
    21, Porte des Ardennes L-9145 Erpeldange-sur-Sûre Luxembourg
    B.P. 39 L-9001 Ettelbruck
    Fax: (+352) 81 97 08
    Monday: 07.30 - 11.30 and 13.00 - 18.00; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 07.30 - 11.30 and 13.00 - 16.30; closed on Wednesday
  • Esch sur Alzette
    Place de l'Hôtel de Ville L-4002 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg
    B.P. 145 L-4002 Esch-sur-Alzette
    Fax: (+352) 54 35 14 667
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 17.00 ("Biergeramt")
  • Esch-sur-Sûre
    1, an der Gaass L-9150 Eschdorf Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 83 91 12-25
    Monday to Thursday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.00 - 16.30 ; open until 18.30 on Mondays, Friday: 08.00 - 11.30
  • Ettelbruck
    Place de l'Hôtel de Ville L-9087 Ettelbruck Luxembourg
    B.P. 116 L-9002 Ettelbruck
    Fax: (+352) 81 91 81-364
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30; open until 18.30 on Wednesdays
  • Feulen
    25, route de Bastogne L-9176 Niederfeulen Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 81 79 08
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 (closed on Thursday morning and Friday afternoon); Monday; 13.00 - 16.00; Wednesday: 13.00-17.00,; Thursday: 13.00 - 18.00
  • Fischbach
    1, rue de l'Eglise L-7430 Fischbach Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 32 70 84-50
    Monday-Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 18.00
  • Flaxweiler
    1, rue de Berg L-6926 Flaxweiler Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 77 08 33
    Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30
  • Frisange
    10, Munnerëferstrooss L-5701 Frisange Luxembourg
    B.P. 12 L-5701 Aspelt
    Fax: (+352) 23 66 06 88
    closed on Friday afternoon
  • Garnich
    15, rue de l'Ecole L-8353 Garnich Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 38 00 19 90
    Monday-Friday: 08.30-11.30; Monday: 14.00 - 18.00; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 14.00 - 16.00; Thursday afternoon closed.
  • Goesdorf
    1, Op der Driicht L-9653 Goesdorf Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 89 91 73
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30; every 2nd Tuesday evening from 16.30-18.30 / closed on Wednesday.
  • Grevenmacher
    6, Place du Marché L-6755 Grevenmacher Luxembourg
    B.P. 5 L-6701 Grevenmacher
    Fax: (+352) 75 03 11-80
  • Grosbous-Wahl
    1, rue de Bastogne L-9154 Grosbous Luxembourg
    PO box 7 L-9006 Grosbous
    Fax: (+352) 83 86 55
  • Habscht
    Place Denn L-8465 Eischen Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 39 01 33-209
    Maison communale à Eischen: lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 12.00; lundi, jeudi, vendredi: 13.00 - 17.00; mardi: 13.00 - 19.00; mercredi fermé / Bureau communal à Hobscheid: mercredi: 10.00 - 12.00 / Bureau communal à Septfontaines: mercredi: 13.30 - 16.30
  • Heffingen
    2, am Duerf L-7651 Heffingen Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 87 97 54
  • Helperknapp
    2, rue de Hollenfels L-7481 Tuntange Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 28 80 40-299
    Monday: 08.00 – 11.30 / Tuesday: 07.00 – 11.30 and 13.30 – 16.30 / Wednesday: 08.00 – 11.30 and 13.30 – 16.30 (* Nocturne every first Wednesday of the month until 18.30 / Thursday: 08.00 – 11.30 and 13.30 – 16.30 (** Thursday afternoon by appointment only) / Friday: 08.h00 – 11.30.
  • Hesperange
    474, route de Thionville L-5886 Hesperange Luxembourg
    B.P. 10 L-5801 Hesperange
    Fax: (+352) 36 00 06
    Monday to Friday: 07.45 - 11.45 and 13.30 - 17.00; open until 18.00 on Thursdays
  • Junglinster
    12, rue de Bourglinster L-6112 Junglinster Luxembourg
    B.P. 14 L-6101 Junglinster
    Fax: (+352) 78 83 19
    Lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 12.30 et 13.00 - 16.30 / ouvert jeudi jusqu'à 19.00 (sauf la veille d'un jour férié)
  • Käerjeng
    24, rue de l'Eau L-4920 Bascharage Luxembourg
    B.P. 50 L-4901 Bascharage
    Fax: (+352) 50 05 52 399
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.00 (or by appointment)
  • Kayl
    4, rue de l'Hôtel de Ville L-3674 Kayl Luxembourg
    B.P. 56 L-3601 Kayl
    Fax: (+352) 56 33 23
  • Kehlen
    15, rue de Mamer L-8280 Kehlen Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 30 91 91-200
    Monday-Friday: 07.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.00
  • Kiischpelt
    7, op der Gare L-9776 Wilwerwiltz Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 92 06 15
    Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 16.30
  • Koerich
    2, rue du Château L-8385 Koerich Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 39 73 62
  • Kopstal
    28, rue de Saeul L-8189 Kopstal Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 30 04 15
    Monday to Friday: 07.30 - 12.00 and 13.30 - 16.00
  • Lac de la Haute-Sûre
    7, Duerfstrooss L-9635 Bavigne Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 99 35 53
    Monday, Friday: 08.00 -11.30; Tuesday, Thursday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 (closed on Wednesdays)
  • Larochette
    33, chemin J.A. Zinnen L-7626 Larochette Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 87 96 46
    Service population: lundi à vendredi: 08.00 - 12.00 et 14.00 - 17.00, lundi ouvert jusqu'à 19.00 / Sécrétariat et état civil: lundi à vendredi de 08.00 - 12.00 et 14.00 à 17.00
  • Lenningen
    3, rue de l'Église L-5414 Canach Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 35 97 36
    Population office and civil registry office: Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.00; by prior appointment also on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 07.00 to 08.00 and on Wednesdays from 16.00 to 18.00
  • Leudelange
    5, Place des Martyrs L-3361 Leudelange Luxembourg
    B.P. 32 L-3205 Leudelange
    Fax: (+352) 37 92 92 50
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.00; open until 18.30 on Thursdays
  • Lintgen
    2, rue de Diekirch L-7440 Lintgen Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 32 03 59-35
    Monday-Friday: 08.30 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00; open until 19.00 on Thursdays
  • Lorentzweiler
    87, route de Luxembourg L-7373 Lorentzweiler Luxembourg
    B.P. 7 L-7507 Lorentzweiler
    Fax: (+352) 33 32 88
  • Luxembourg
    42, Place Guillaume II Luxembourg Luxembourg
    L-2090 Luxembourg
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 13.30 - 18.00
  • Mamer
    1, Place de l'Indépendance L-8252 Mamer Luxembourg
    B.P. 50 L-8201 Mamer
    Fax: (+352) 31 00 31-72
    Wednesday after-hours opening: 16.30-19.00 by appointment only. (https://rendezvous.mamer.lu)
  • Manternach
    3, Kirchewee L-6850 Manternach Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 71 08 16
  • Mersch
    Place St. Michel L-7556 Mersch Luxembourg
    B.P. 93 L-7501 Mersch
    Fax: (+352) 32 80 13
    Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.00; open until 19.00 on Wednesday
  • Mertert
    1-3, Grand-Rue L-6630 Wasserbillig Luxembourg
    B.P. 4 L-6601 Wasserbillig
    Fax: (+352) 74 85 97
    Monday to Friday: 07.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00
  • Mertzig
    22, rue Principale L-9168 Mertzig Luxembourg
    Monday - Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30; Wednesday: 07.30 - 11.30 (morning only)
  • Mondercange
    Rue Arthur Thinnes L-3901 Mondercange Luxembourg
    B.P. 50 L-3901 Mondercange
    Fax: (+352) 57 21 66
    Lundi à vendredi: 07.30 - 11.30 et 13.00 - 16.00
  • Mondorf-les-Bains
    1, Place des Villes Jumelées L-5627 Mondorf-les-Bains Luxembourg
    B.P. 55 L-5601 Mondorf-les-Bains
    Fax: (+352) 23 60 55-29
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 and 13.30 - 16.00; open until 18.30 on the first Wednesday of the month; Friday: 07.00 - 15.00
  • Niederanven
    18, rue d'Ernster L-6977 Oberanven Luxembourg
    B.P. 21 L-6905 Niederanven
    Fax: (+352) 34 11 34 47
    Monday to Thursday: 08.00 - 11.30 and 13.00 - 16.30; open until 19.00 on Monday; Friday: 08.00 - 14.00
  • Nommern
    31, rue Principale L-7465 Nommern Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 83 73 18-299
  • Parc Hosingen
    11, Op der Héi L-9809 Hosingen Luxembourg
    B.P. 12 L-9801 Hosingen
    Fax: (+352) 92 93 19
    Monday to Friday: 08.15 - 11.45 and 14.00 - 16.45; open until 18.30 on Wednesdays
  • Petange
    Place J.F. Kennedy L-4760 Pétange Luxembourg
    B.P. 23 L-4701 Pétange
    Fax: (+352) 50 12 51-2000
    Email address: commune@petange.lu
    Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 11.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 (open until 18.30 on Wednesdays)
  • Preizerdaul
    3, rue de l'Eglise L-8606 Bettborn Luxembourg
    Fax: (+352) 26 62 99 99
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 12.00; Monday and Wednesday: 14.00 - 18.00
  • Putscheid
    7, Veinerstrooss L-9462 Putscheid Luxembourg