Those who are not yet registered to vote for the European Parliament elections in Luxembourg have until February 27 to do so.
The 2014 European Parliament elections, which take place on May 25 in Luxembourg, are the first to be held since the Lisbon Treaty gave the parliament a number of new powers, including that of being able to refuse the European Commission’s choice of new president.
They are also the first in which all EU residents in Luxembourg can vote: the former two-year residence requirement was eliminated last December. But to be able to vote, residents who are not already on the electoral roll must register with their local commune (for example the Bierger-Center for residents of Luxembourg city) by Thursday February 27.
Regsitration is easy and requires simply showing up with a valid identity card. Once you are registered, you will remain on the roll for as long as you reside in the Grand Duchy (unless you ask to be removed). It should also be noted that voting is compulsory in Luxembourg.
But EU citizens can also vote in their country of origin--contact the competent authorities there (or your embassy) to find out how to register.
According to the 2013 Eurobarometer survey, Luxembourg is the country where most people (88%) feel they are “citizens of Europe”. So why not join the enthusiastic locals in voting in an election that could shape the future of the continent?
Local commune office