Netherlands Worldwide

Voting from abroad by post

If you are registered as a Dutch voter abroad, you will receive your voting documents by post and/or email. To vote, you must return these documents by post to the postal vote polling station in The Hague or to the Dutch embassy in your country. 

Your voting documents

  • 12 weeks before the elections
    Around 12 weeks before the elections the Municipality of The Hague will send you your postal vote certificate, a ballot paper envelope and a return envelope. Keep these documents safe and do not send them back at this time.
  • 4 weeks before the elections
    Around 4 weeks before the elections the municipality will send you a ballot paper, and a candidate list. When registering you can indicate whether you wish to receive these by email or post. You will also receive detailed instructions about how to send back your vote, which you must do by post.

Other ways to vote

Is the mail delivery in your country slow or unreliable? Then you can also vote by proxy.

If you happen to be in the Netherlands at the time of the election, you can vote in a Dutch municipality.

Not yet registered to vote?

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

Read more about registering as a Dutch voter abroad.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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