Election # day

On election day, all those registered on the electoral list in the Grand Duchy are called to the polls to elect their political representatives. I must go and vote if I am registered on an electoral list.

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  • At least 5 days before the elections, I will receive an invitation from my local administration indicating the date of the elections and the opening hours of the polling station to which I must go.
  • The invitation also contains instructions (explanations on the ballot paper) and the list of candidates.

On the day of the elections I must:

  • Go to the polling station of the municipality that I live in, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Bring a valid identity document (identity card, passport, residence permit or residence card).
  • Then, all I have to do is go to the voting booth and make my choice.
  • The number of councillors depends on the number of inhabitants of a municipality. Depending on the number of inhabitants, the municipality can have 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 or 19 councillors. There are 27 councillors in the city of Luxembourg.

All polling stations close at 2.p.m.

Postal # voting

I can apply to vote by post.

The application to vote by post must be sent to the municipality where I am registered:

  • at the earliest 12 weeks and at the latest 25 days before election day, if my invitation letter is to be sent to an address in Luxembourg.
  • at the earliest 12 weeks and at the latest 40 days before election day, if my invitation letter has to be sent to an address abroad.
  • I can apply for a postal vote online via MyGuichet.lu or by post (on plain paper or on a pre-printed form to be obtained from my municipality).
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Election # system

There are 2 different voting systems for the municipal elections:

In a municipality with a population of less than 3,000 inhabitants

  • In municipalities with a population of less than 3,000 inhabitants, elections are held according to the relative majority system (“Majorzgemeng”)
  • I have as many votes as there are councillors to be elected to the local council.
  • I cast my vote by placing a cross (+ or x) in the box next to the name of one or more candidates, up to the total number of votes I have.

In a municipality with a population of more than 3,000 inhabitants

  • In municipalities with a population of at least 3,000 inhabitants, the elections are carried out through list-based voting with proportional representation (“Proporzgemeng”)
  • I have as many votes as there are councillors to be elected.
  • I can give one or two votes to each candidate up to the total number of votes I have.
  • Each cross (+ or x) placed in one of the two boxes behind the name of the candidates is equivalent to a vote for that candidate.
  • According to the system of the panachage*, I distribute my votes to the various candidates of the various parties. I can give 1 or 2 votes per candidate.
  • I can also vote the whole list of a political party by putting my cross (+ or x) in the box directly below the name of the political party. In that case, the total number of my votes is for that political party.

Saeul

Wahl

Putscheid

Grosbous

Kiischpelt

Fischbach

Waldbredimus

Reisdorf

Bech

Vichten

Boulaide

Winseler

Nommern

Ell

Heffingen

Goesdorf

Bourscheid

Bous

Préizerdaul

Biwer

Waldbillig

Berdorf

Useldange

Stadtbredimus

Lenningen

Schieren

Lac de la Haute-Sûre

Weiswampach

Consdorf

Flaxweiler

Vianden

Tandel

Manternach

Larochette

Garnich

Colmar-Berg

Feulen

Mertzig

Dalheim

Erpeldange-sur-Sûre

Weiler-la-Tour

Reckange-sur-Mess

Koerich

Vallée de l'Ernz

Leudelange

Beckerich

Beaufort

Bettendorf

Redange-sur-Attert

Esch-sur-Sûre

Wormeldange

Lintgen

Bissen

Troisvierges

Rosport - Mompach

Sandweiler

Parc Hosingen

Remich

Contern

Kopstal

Betzdorf

Schuttrange

Lorentzweiler

Dippach

Helperknapp

Wincrange

Rambrouch

Mertert

Frisange

Habscht

Schengen

Grevenmacher

Mondorf-les-Bains

Steinsel

Clervaux

Rumelange

Steinfort

Echternach

Kehlen

Niederanven

Roeser

Mondercange

Diekirch

Wiltz

Junglinster

Walferdange

Bertrange

Ettelbruck

Kayl

Mersch

Mamer

Strassen

Käerjeng

Schifflange

Bettembourg

Hesperange

Sanem

Pétange

Dudelange

Differdange

Esch-sur-Alzette

Luxembourg

  • Proporzgemeng: Population over 3,000
  • Majorzgemeng: Population under 3,000
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