Questions and answers - European elections

What are the deadlines to apply for postal voting for European elections?

If the polling card needs to be sent to an address based in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the request must be submitted online or be sent by post to the College of Aldermen ("collège des bourgmestre et échevins"), under penalty of lapse, at the earliest 12 weeks and at the latest 25 days prior to the election date.

If the polling card needs to be sent to an address abroad, the deadline for applying is 40 days at the latest prior to election day.

Must I vote?

Voting is mandatory for all registered voters. All registered voters automatically receive a polling card and must vote. However, voters above 75 years of age are exempt from mandatory voting, even if they have received a polling card.

Is it possible to vote by proxy?

No, registered voters may not be replaced.

What are the opening hours of the polling stations?

Voters can vote from 8 am to 2 pm.

I am not a Luxembourg national but an EU national, I voted in the last European elections, am I obliged to register again?

Foreign nationals who were registered on an electoral list remain on it, under the same conditions as Luxembourgish voters, until they request to be struck off or until they are automatically struck off the list because they no longer meet the requirements to have the right to vote. Voting is mandatory for all EU nationals registered on the electoral lists. 

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