Paragraph

Voting booths

On Wednesday 19 March, Dutch citizens can vote for the municipal council in their cities. One does not need to have Dutch nationality in order to be able to vote in these elections.

The Netherlands has over 400 municipalities. Municipalities are responsible for the organisation of the elections.
The size of a municipal council depends on the number of inhabitants of the municipality. The number of municipal councillors - and thus seats - is always an odd number.

Can you vote?
One does not need to have Dutch nationality in order to be able to vote in these elections. Citizens of other member states of the European Union who reside in the Netherlands have the right to vote and to stand for election, subject to the same conditions as Dutch citizens. Citizens from countries other than the European Union must have resided legally in the Netherlands for five years to vote or stand for election.

(Source: Kiesraad (Dutch Electoral Council))

Are you still not sure if you are allowed to vote for the municipal elections in The Netherlands? Do the quiz to find out.

No meetings
Due to the elections, the Dutch House doesn't meet on Tuesday evening (18 March), nor on Wednesday 19 March (whole day).