When will the next European elections be held?

The next European elections will take place on 9 June 2024.

I won’t be in Luxembourg on the day of the European elections. What should I do?

Anybody who is registered to vote in the European elections in Luxembourg may vote by post if they prefer.

The municipality where I vote must receive my application for postal voting:

  • no earlier than 12 weeks and no later than 25 days before the elections if the polling card must be sent to an address in Luxembourg;
  • no earlier than 12 weeks and no later than 40 days before the election if the polling card must be sent to an address abroad.

I can submit my postal vote application electronically via guichet.lu, or by post (on plain paper or on a pre-printed form which can be obtained from my municipal administration).

Please take the delivery time for all national and international post into consideration.

Please note: I must use the envelope included with my polling card to send my postal vote and I must not write anything on the blank envelope provided.

Further information:

Applying for a postal vote

Is it compulsory to vote?

Everybody entered on the electoral roll must vote. I cannot get someone else to vote on my behalf. A postal vote can be arranged upon request.

Further information:

Applying for a postal vote

If I cannot vote, I must inform the district prosecutor responsible for my area and provide them with the necessary justification and supporting documents.

Template ‘Declaration of Inability to Vote’ form

The following are automatically excused from compulsory voting:

    Voters who, at the time of the election, are living in a municipality other than the one in which they are due to vote;

    Voters over the age of 75.

Is it possible to vote by proxy?

No. Nobody who is registered to vote can ask another person to vote on their behalf.

If I am not a Luxembourg national but a resident in Luxembourg, can I have my name taken off the electoral roll?

Yes, I can ask to be removed from the electoral roll. In order to do this, I must contact my municipality of residence.

My name will automatically be removed if I no longer meet the requirements to exercise my right to vote. Voting is compulsory for Luxembourg nationals until the age of 75.

I have just moved to a different municipality. Will I still be registered to vote?

Yes, the mayor of the municipality where I previously lived will inform the   administration in my new municipality that I have moved. This saves me from having to reregister onto the electoral roll.

What documents do I need to bring with me on the day of the European elections?

On election day, I should report to the polling station with my identity card or passport.

What are the opening hours of the polling station?

I can vote between 08:00 and 14:00.

Who is not allowed to vote?

I cannot vote if:

  • I have been given a criminal sentence by a judge.
  • I have been given a prison sentence by a judge and the judge has taken away my right to vote.
  • I am 18 years old and under guardianship.
  • If I am taking part in the European elections in my country of origin.
Who can stand as a candidate?

In Luxembourg, political parties and organisations put forward candidates.

For how long are Members of the European Parliament elected?

MEPs are elected for a five-year period.

When is a ballot paper considered invalid?

My ballot is spoilt:

  • if I have cast more votes than there are candidates to be elected.
  • if I have not cast any votes (blank vote).
  • if I cross out, write or draw anything on my ballot paper.
  • if I sign or mark my ballot paper in such a way that I may be identified.
  • if my ballot contains another piece of paper or object.
  • if I use a different envelope to the one provided by my municipality (postal vote).
  • if I write anything on the blank envelope provided by my municipality (postal vote).

Spoilt ballot papers are not taken into consideration when votes are counted.

As an EU national residing in Luxembourg, can I be removed from the electoral roll?

Yes, I can ask to be removed from the electoral roll at any time. In order to do this, I must contact my municipality of residence. My name will automatically be removed if I no longer meet the requirements to exercise my right to vote. Voting is compulsory for Luxembourg nationals until the age of 75.

Do I need to have my name removed from the electoral roll if I am leaving Luxembourg permanently?

No. As soon as I notify my municipality of my departure, I will no longer have an official residence in Luxembourg and will therefore automatically be removed from the electoral roll.

I have a disability. If voters have a physical or visual impairment, can they get assistance when voting?

If I am visually impaired or live with a physical disability, the chief polling officer authorises me to be accompanied by a guide or assistant. That person may fill out the ballot paper on my behalf, if I am unable to do so myself.

The following persons may not accompany me into a voting booth:

  • candidates in the elections and their relatives by blood or marriage up to and including the second degree.
  • holders of a national, European or municipal elected office.
  • people who cannot read or write.
  • people who are banned from voting in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 of the Electoral Act.

As a visually impaired person, I am also entitled to vote using the tactile voting device provided by the polling station. A polling officer may accompany me into a polling booth to help me place my ballot inside the tactile voting device.

Voters with a visual impairment are also permitted to vote using the tactile voting device provided to them by Luxembourg’s statutory body. Voters with a visual impairment who come to vote without bringing this tactile voting device may use the device kept in reserve at the polling station, which they must return to the chief polling officer there once they have cast their vote. A polling officer may accompany a voter with a visual impairment into a polling booth to help the voter place their ballot inside the tactile voting device.

Where can I find the results of past elections?

I can find the results of the municipal elections on the elections.public.lu website:

Past European elections

How do I register online?

I can register online from now up until 55 days before the day of the election via the Guichet.lu portal using my LuxTrust certificate.

This only takes a few minutes and will save me a trip to my municipal administration.

Please note: in order to connect to Guichet.lu., my LuxTrust product must have an activated certificate.

How can I activate my LuxTrust product?

I can activate my LuxTrust product directly via this link. The only thing I have to do is select my device.

If I do not have a LuxTrust product, I can order one via luxtrust.lu

Can I register to vote if I am 17 years old?

It depends. To vote in elections, I must be 18 years old on election day. Therefore, if I will be 18 years old by election day, I can register to vote when I am 17 years old.

Do I have to provide my certificates of residence?

No, I do not need to show a certificate of residence.

I am already registered on the electoral roll for municipal elections. Am I therefore automatically registered on the electoral roll for the European elections?

No, these are two different electoral rolls. Therefore, to take part in the European elections, I have to register separately to be on this electoral roll.

What about the legislative elections?

No. The legislative elections are only open to Luxembourg nationals.

Are citizens residing in Luxembourg who register to vote subject to compulsory voting?

Yes, just like all Luxembourg nationals, once I am registered on the electoral roll, I must go and vote.