Frequently Asked Questions
The next European elections will take place on 9 June 2024.
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.
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.
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.
No. Nobody who is registered to vote can ask another person to vote on their behalf.
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.
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.
On election day, I should report to the polling station with my identity card or passport.
I can vote between 08:00 and 14:00.
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.
In Luxembourg, political parties and organisations put forward candidates.
MEPs are elected for a five-year period.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can find the results of the municipal elections on the elections.public.lu website:
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.
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
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.
No, I do not need to show a certificate of residence.
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.
No. The legislative elections are only open to Luxembourg nationals.
Yes, just like all Luxembourg nationals, once I am registered on the electoral roll, I must go and vote.