The communal council can call upon the voters in the commune to express their opinion on matters of interest for the commune by way of a referendum.
This process is called a communal referendum. Even though the referendum only has an advisory nature, participation is mandatory.
A postal voting system has been implemented in order to enable all voters to participate in a communal referendum.
Requests for postal voting must be made in the voter's commune of residence, i.e. the commune in which the are registered in the communal registry of natural persons.
All the voters registered on the electoral rolls for the communal elections of the commune concerned by the communal referendum can request the postal vote.
In order to participate in a communal referendum, the voter must be registered on the electoral rolls for the communal elections.
The request for postal voting must be sent to the board of the mayor and aldermen of the commune of registration:
Voters who wish to vote by mail must inform the commune where they are registered and request their poll card.
The request can be made either:
If the application is submitted by electronic means, it must be signed by the voter using their electronic ID card or their LuxTrust product before submitting it via MyGuichet.lu.
Please note: The application has been correctly submitted to the relevant body if the “Status” column of the procedure in “MyGuichet.lu / My procedures” shows “Sent”. The submission of the procedure will be confirmed with an email sent to the voter’s email address indicated in MyGuichet.lu.
Voters must provide their:
Upon receipt of the request, the commune checks if:
If the applicant does not meet the conditions for postal voting (incomplete application or lack of registration on the electoral roll), the commune will inform them of the refusal:
If the request for postal voting is accepted, the commune will send the poll card by registered mail to the voter.
The poll card is sent, at the latest:
The poll card contains the following information:
An alphabetical list of voters having applied for a postal vote will be prepared, including the surname(s), first name(s), date and place of birth, domicile and current address of each voter. The response given to each request is noted opposite the applicant's name. Voters appearing on this list may not choose another voting method.
Each voter has one vote per question asked.
Voters must fill out the ballot in the following manner:
Each filled box, even if only in part, or marked with a cross, even imperfectly, is deemed a valid vote, unless it becomes obvious that it is the voter's intent to become recognisable with the ballot paper.
Voters may express their votes using a pencil, a ballpoint pen or similar writing implement.
The following ballots will be deemed null and void:
Ballots containing no votes are considered blank.
However, ballots that express fewer votes than there are questions are valid. In other words, voters are not required to answer every question asked.
The visually impaired voter can use the tactile voting model provided by the commune to express their vote.
To send the ballot to the polling station, voters must place the folded ballot paper, 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 containing the ballot must be received by the appropriate polling station on polling day before 14:00 at the latest.