Luxembourg will hold its European elections on 26 May 2019
Plan to do a postal vote in Luxembourg? Here’s what and when you need to apply.
People in Luxembourg love to travel so the chances voters will be out of the country for the European elections on Sunday 26 May are fairly high. If you are an EU citizen and were planning to vote in Luxembourg (or a new Luxembourger and therefore obliged to vote there), worry not, the election system is set up so that you can cast your vote by post.
To benefit you need to already have registered to vote in the country. If you’ve not done this already, it’s too late for this election. Try again in 5 years.
Good work. Now you need to notify the local authority in the commune you live in. The request must be made at the latest 25 days before election day, if the ballot is being sent to an address in Luxembourg.
If the ballot is sent to an address abroad, postal voters must make their request at least 40 days before election day.
You need to provide your surname, first name, date and place of birth, address and address to which the polling card must be sent.
When applying for postal vote from abroad, the voter must attach a copy of a valid ID card or passport.
If the request is accepted, the polling card will be sent out at the latest 15 days before the election to resident voters, or 30 days beforehand, for voters who live abroad.
The polling card is sent via registered mail.
What will I receive?
The pack contains a list of candidates from all 10 parties standing, instructions, a ballot envelope, stamped ballot papers, and an envelope in which to place and return the completed card.
To send the ballot to the polling station, voters must place the ballot paper, completed and folded, with the stamp showing on the outside, inside 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 before 2pm on 26 May, at the latest.