European elections: New website explains how to vote in every member state
Four months ahead of the European elections, the European Parliament has unveiled a new website detailing how to vote in each member state or from abroad.
- Country-by-country information in 24 languages
- EU citizens living outside the EU are able to vote
The website is designed to help people find all relevant information they need in one place. This is the first time that the Parliament has offered such a tool to enable everyone to make their vote count in the European elections.
Step-by-step to cast your vote
National voting rules for each country are explained in a Q&A format, including information on voting day, voting age, registration deadlines, documents needed to register to vote as well as thresholds for political parties or total number of MEPs to be elected per country and links to the websites of national electoral authorities.
As this information is country-specific, the website provides answers on each EU country in the official language(s) of that country and in English.
Voting from abroad
The website offers information on how to vote from abroad (whether from another EU country or from a third country) or by proxy. This might be particularly relevant, for instance, for some 3 million EU citizens residing in the UK.
The website also contains:
- a 'question and answer' section on the European Parliament, the lead candidates and what happens after the elections
- information on how citizens can get involved in raising awareness of the elections themselves
- a section with election-related news from Parliament’s main website
- a link to an election results page
- links to European Parliament’s political groups and European political parties