European nationals living in the Netherlands have just seven days left to register if they want to vote here rather than in their home country in the May EU elections. British nationals too are being advised to register, just in case Brexit does not go ahead as planned.
Voting to elect 29 Dutch members of the European Parliament takes place on Thursday, May 23 and all European nationals over the age of 18 are able to vote either in the Netherlands or their country of origin.
To register, potential voters have to fill in a special form, known as Y32, and either post, or email it, to the local authority where they are registered.
To find the link to your local authority, search for Y32 formulier and your local council’s name. Local authorities are required by law to alert EU nationals to the fact they can vote in the Netherlands.
According to CBS figures, some 316,000 European adults will be allowed to vote in in the European elections in the Netherlands. This total excludes some 42,000 British adults who are set to lose the right to vote because of Brexit.
Has your local authority written to tell you about your rights? Or have you had difficulty registering to vote? We’d like to hear from you via firstname.lastname@example.org
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