Eindhoven’s expat centre is organising a special local election event for international workers living in the region, in an effort to encourage more people to vote.
The two-hour event takes place in the late morning on Saturday, February 19, just over three weeks before voting takes place.
‘We think it is important for internationals to know, among other things, whether they are allowed to vote, where they can vote and how the voting pass works,’ a spokeswoman for the centre said.
‘Eindhoven’s population is internationalising and as a municipality, we want to respond to this by providing correct, independent information, including in English.’
Eindhoven is also the only one of the big five Dutch cities to commission a version of the Stemwijzer voting tool in English. That will come online on Tuesday, February 15.
Saturday’s event will be attended by representatives from some of the 17 parties contesting the local elections in Eindhoven.
The city is currently run by a four party coalition made up of the VVD, GroenLinks, PvdA and CDA. The VVD and GroenLinks both won seven seats on the 45-seat council.
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