Between the end of April and 12 July, the number of foreign residents registered went from 4,512 to 6,307, which represents an increase of 39%. In the previous 2011 local elections, only 10% of foreign residents in the country voted.
However, the number is still very low; according to the Ville de Luxembourg, 37,000 had been eligible to register to vote. This means that only 17% of foreign residents in the capital will participate in this democratic exercise.
Of the 6,308 registrations, 5,694 of the foreign residents are citizens of the European Union, and 613 of third countries, according to the Bierger-Centre of Luxembourg City.
To be eligible to vote, an adult must have lived here for at least five years and register to vote at the local authority.
The total population of Luxembourg City stood at 114,900 on 1 January 2017.
This article has been summarised from Paperjam, which you can find here.