Last update 17.11.2023
The plenary assembly of the Chamber of Commerce comprises 25 regular members and 25 substitute members. It is divided into 6 sectors (there are therefore 6 electoral groups).
The composition of the plenary assembly of the Chamber of Commerce is renewed every 5 years.
The following are considered to be 'voters':
The following are excluded from the electorate and from standing for election:
Registration on the electoral roll is open from 22 November to 8 December 2023.
The plenary assembly of the Chamber of Commerce comprises 25 regular members and 25 substitute members. It is divided into 6 sectors (there are therefore 6 electoral groups). A separate electoral roll is drawn up for each electoral group.
The distribution of seats by sector is as follows:
The Chamber of Commerce brings together all businesses from all sectors of the Luxembourg economy, with the exception of agriculture and the craft industry, which have their own professional chambers. It has the following roles and responsibilities:
All natural persons, commercial companies and branch offices of foreign companies established in Luxembourg and carrying out commercial, financial or industrial activities are automatically members of the Chamber of Commerce.
At the end of the month of November that precedes the elections, the electoral office sends each member of the Chamber of Commerce an invitation to register on the electoral rolls. This document contains a unique identifier that allows to access the registration form.
All members of the Chamber of Commerce are entitled to vote and stand for election. Registration is therefore mandatory in order to take part in the elections as a voter and/or candidate.
The registration on the electoral rolls is done exclusively via MyGuichet.lu, the State's secure electronic platform.
The State's secure electronic platform contains the following basic information for each member of the Chamber of Commerce:
All members are asked to check the above information upon registration.
Registration may be done either by a legal representative or by any person duly mandated to do so by the member.
Voters may be registered only once and on one electoral roll only. The electoral roll corresponds to the electoral group to which the elector belongs.
It is possible to request a change of electoral group when registering on the electoral roll.
Between 9 December and 1 January, the electoral office draws up an electoral roll for each group.
The electoral rolls are approved provisionally no later than 1 January and may be accessed by the public.
A copy of the electoral rolls that are permanently approved is then sent by the electoral office to the Minister of the Economy.
Interested parties have until 11 January to submit an appeal with supporting documents to the electoral office.
The appeals and supporting documents are forwarded to the court magistrate (juge de paix), who rules in a public hearing. The ruling is not subject to appeal.
On 26 January, the electoral office will publish a notice stating the dates, times and locations where it will be accepting proposals of candidates and declarations of any witnesses who may attend the electoral office for the procedures. Proposals of candidates that are submitted after the deadline are automatically disqualified.
A proposal of candidate(s) may not include a number of candidates that is greater than the number of regular and substitute delegates to be elected. Independent candidates are considered as constituting a candidate proposal in its own right.
The candidate proposal(s) must state:
The proposal of candidate(s) must be accompanied by a declaration signed by the candidate(s), stating that they agree to run in the electoral group in question.
It is presented to the electoral office by one of the candidates in person or by a representative holding a proxy.
Candidacies may only be submitted for the electoral group to which the candidate belongs as a voter. Candidates may appear on only one list.
If a candidate wishes to withdraw their candidacy, they must notify the electoral office by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt.
Notification must take place before the expiry of the deadline set for the submission of the candidate proposal(s).
The forms required to propose candidates will be available from the polling station or on this page from 26 January 2024. All candidacies must be declared at the electoral office during its scheduled opening hours.
The president of the electoral office will send voters, by registered post, a ballot paper and a leaflet containing electoral instructions no later than 6 March 2024.
Each voter has as many votes as there are regular members to be elected in the voter's electoral group.
The voter must mail back the ballot paper in the postal envelope provided no later than 21 March 2024; the postmark date is considered probative. Ballots sent after that date are automatically voided.
The vote count begins within 5 days of polling day. Envelopes received after this deadline will not be taken into consideration during the counting of votes.
Ballots are sorted into two groups – valid, and null and void.
Are considered null and void:
The seats of regular members and substitute members are allocated to the candidates who obtain the highest number of valid votes. In the event of a tie between 2 or more candidates in an electoral group, the seat will be allocated by drawing lots.
The names of the elected regular members and substitute members are published in the Official Journal of Luxembourg. From that date of publication, any voter can lodge an appeal against the election with the Administrative Court. Appeals must be lodged within 5 days of the date of publication of the results in the Official Journal of Luxembourg, failing which they will be declared inadmissible.