Netherlands Worldwide

How do I vote from abroad?

If you live abroad, you can vote by post. You can also vote in elections for the Dutch House of Representatives and the European Parliament by proxy or at a polling station in a Dutch municipality. In each case you must first register as a Dutch voter abroad.

Voting by post

Dutch nationals who live abroad generally vote by post. You must send your ballot paper together with your postal vote certificate and a photocopy of your valid Dutch passport or identity card to the postal vote polling station in The Hague. Alternatively, you can post or hand deliver your voting documents to the Dutch embassy in your country of residence.

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Voting by proxy

If the postal service in the country where you live is slow or unreliable, you can arrange for someone in Netherlands to vote by proxy on your behalf. This will enable you to vote in elections for the Dutch House of Representatives and the European Parliament. You must apply for authorisation to vote by proxy for each individual election.

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Voting in the Netherlands

If you are in the Netherlands at the time of the elections for the Dutch House of Representatives or the European Parliament, you can vote at a polling station in a Dutch municipality. You must apply for a voter's pass for each individual election.

Read more about voting in the Netherlands

Registering as a Dutch voter abroad

In order to vote while abroad you must register as a Dutch voter abroad. You can do this via the website of the Municipality of The Hague.

Temporarily abroad at the time of an election

If you are only temporarily abroad when elections are held in the Netherlands, you must vote in a different way. To do so, however, you must be registered with a municipality in the Netherlands.

Read more on Government.nl

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