European Parliament election 2019

Information for voters

Among other things:

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Electoral system

The members of the European Parliament are elected in each member state by a system of proportional representation on the basis of lists or single transferable votes.

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Postal ballot

Persons entitled to vote who are entered in a voters’ register do not need a specific reason to exercise their right to vote by post. To this end, they have to apply to the municipality of their main residence for a polling card to be issued.