If you haven’t received any voting documents in the country where you live
If you live abroad you will receive voting documents on two separate occasions: around 12 weeks before the election and around 4 weeks before the election. If you have not received a postal vote certificate, you can request a replacement. This can be sent to you by e-mail. Did you not receive a ballot paper and candidate list? Then please contact the municipality of The Hague.
What voting documents will you need?
- Postal vote certificate, ballot paper envelope and return envelope.
The Municipality of The Hague will send you these documents around 12 weeks before the elections.
- Ballot paper and list of candidates
The municipality will send you these documents around 4 weeks before the elections. You will receive them by email or post, depending on what you requested when you registered.
Missing postal vote certificate
Did you not receive your postal vote certificate or did you lose it? You can request a replacement certificate via the municipality of The Hague. You have up to and including March 5th to do so. You can have it sent to you by post or email.
Missing return envelope and/or ballot paper envelope
Did you not receive or did you lose your return envelope and/or ballot paper envelope? You can also use your own envelope or envelopes.
Missing ballot paper or list of candidates
Did you not receive or did you lose the ballot paper or list of candidates? Please contact the municipality of The Hague.
Registering as a Dutch voter abroad
If you haven’t received any voting documents at all, this may mean you are not properly registered as a Dutch voter abroad.
Non-residents Records Database (RNI)
You should also make sure that your correct address details are registered in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI). This will ensure that other government bodies know how to contact you.
The details associated with your registration to vote from abroad are not automatically transferred to the RNI.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.