Voting in the Netherlands if you live abroad

If you live abroad but are in the Netherlands on the day of the election, you can vote at a polling station in the Netherlands. To do so you must apply to the Municipality of The Hague for a voter's pass.

Apply to the Municipality of The Hague for a voter's pass

You can apply to the municipality of The Hague for a voter’s pass. Do this by filling in the form on the municipality’s website.  

A voter's pass can be used only once. So for future elections you will need to reapply for a pass if you again wish to vote while in the Netherlands.

Registering as a Dutch voter abroad

In order to vote while abroad you must register as a Dutch voter abroad.

Read more about registering as a Dutch voter abroad.

Voting at a polling station in the Netherlands

Your voter's pass allows you to vote at any polling station in the Netherlands, including on the Caribbean islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.

You must take the following documents with you:

  • your voter's pass
  • your valid Dutch identity document. This may be a Dutch passport or a Dutch ID card. Or an identity card from Bonaire, Sint Eustatius or Saba. Or an identity card from Aruba, Curaçao or Sint Maarten on which the Dutch nationality is stated.

If you are not in the Netherlands at the time of an election

If you are not in the Netherlands at the time of the election, you can vote by post or vote by proxy.

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