If you live outside the Netherlands and have registered with the municipality of The Hague as a Dutch voter abroad, you can vote in the Dutch parliamentary elections.
What voting documents do I need?
If you are registered as a Dutch voter abroad you will automatically receive your postal vote certificate and ballot paper. You will need both to cast your vote.
- Your postal vote certificate will be sent to you by post to your home address around 12 weeks before the election.
- Your ballot paper will be sent to you by email (or by post if that’s what you’ve requested) around 4 weeks before the election.
What should I do if I haven’t received my voting documents?
How can I cast my postal vote?
Together with your voting documents you will receive detailed instructions on how to send your vote to the postal vote polling station in The Hague. The instructions can also be found on the website of the municipality of The Hague. You must send your vote by post.
It’s possible to post or hand deliver your postal vote to a Dutch embassy or consulate-general.
- Do you want to post your vote? Please contact the embassy or consulate general to find out if the postal address is the same as the visiting address.
- Would you like to drop off your postal vote? Please contact the embassy or consulate general to find out when you can do so.
If you live in Aruba, Curaçao or St Maarten, you will receive your voting documents through the Dutch representation. You can also cast your vote here.
Dutch representation on Aruba, Curaçao or St Maarten (information in Dutch)
Can I vote by proxy or at a polling station in the Netherlands?
How can I vote if I am temporarily abroad?
Do you live in the Netherlands? But are you temporarily abroad during the Dutch parliamentary elections? Find out how to vote if you are temporarily abroad.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.