Netherlands Worldwide

Which elections can I vote in while abroad?

If you live abroad, you can vote in Dutch and European Parliamentary elections. You may not vote in Dutch water authority, provincial council or municipal council elections. Are you registered with a Dutch municipality, but are you temporarily staying abroad for a holiday, study or internship? Then you may vote in all elections.

I live abroad

You can vote in Dutch and European Parliamentary elections if you meet the following conditions:

  • You have a 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, CuraƧao or Sint Maarten on which the Dutch nationality is stated.
  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • You live abroad and are no longer registered in a Dutch municipal records database.
  • You are registered as voter abroad. Check whether you are registered as a voter outside the Netherlands.

Find out how to vote if you live abroad

I am temporarily abroad

You can vote in all elections if you meet the following conditions:

  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • You have Dutch nationality.
  • You live in a Dutch municipality.
  • You are not excluded from voting.

Find out how to vote if you temporarily reside abroad

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