Thursday 08 December 2022

Local elections day two: slow start to voting in the bigger cities


Voting is taking place across the Netherlands on Tuesday in the second day of the local elections. A number of select polling stations have been opened to allow people who want to avoid the crowds to cast their vote, ahead of the main day of voting on March 16.

On Monday, 2.4% of the electorate in Amsterdam voted, but the option was more popular in The Hague, where 3.3% took part in early voting.

In total, some 13.6 million people can vote, including all EU nationals and foreigners who have been registered as living in the Netherlands for at least five years.

On Tuesday night, public television channel NOS will broadcast two shows rounding off the election campaign – one featuring national parties and one featuring local party leaders in debate.

Not sure who to vote for? Here’s a guide to English and other language manifesto sources.

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