Postal voting

Municipal elections

Who can vote by post?

All voters registered on electoral lists are permitted to vote by post as part of municipal elections.

What shall one do to vote by post?

Electors who would like to vote by post must notify the municipal administration of their place of residence and request a polling card by way of electronic submission on MyGuichet.lu, with a letter or using a pre-printed form that can be obtained from the administration.

What does the letter of request for the municipality need to include?

The request must include the surnames, names, date and place of birth, as well as the domicile of the voter, along with the address to which the polling card needs to be sent.

What deadlines need to be met for postal voting?

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.

When does one receive a polling card?

If the requesting party meets the conditions for voting, the College of Aldermen sends him the polling card

  • at the latest 15 days before election day if the polling card must be sent to an address in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg;
  • at the latest 30 days before election day if the polling card must be sent to an address abroad.​

The polling card is sent via registered mail.​

If the requesting party does not meet the conditions for postal voting, the College of Aldermen notifies its refusal

  • at the latest 20 days before election day if the polling card must be sent to an address in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg;
  • at the latest 35 days before election day if the polling card must be sent to an address abroad.​ 

What does the polling card include?

The polling card includes the list of candidates and instructions for voters, a ballot envelope and a ballot that are duly stamped, as well as an envelope for the delivery of the ballot envelope stating "Élections – Vote par correspondance" (Elections - postal voting), the name of the recipient polling station on the lower right corner as well as the order number, surname, names and address of the voter.

How should the ballot be filled out?

Voters must fill out the ballot in accordance with the instructions for voters.

How should the ballot be sent?

The ballot must be sent to the polling station as stated in the polling card. For postage, voters must put their folded ballot, with a stamp on the outside, in the ballot envelope. They must slide this envelope in the transmission envelope and send it as a regular letter.

Ballot envelopes must arrive at the polling station at the latest before 2 PM on election day.