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Luxembourg Election Resource Center

LuxCitizenship has created this page for Luxembourg Dual Citizens through ancestry wanting to learn about elections in the Grand Duchy.

Luxembourg Election Resource Center

LuxCitizenship has created this page for Luxembourg Dual Citizens through ancestry wanting to learn about elections in the Grand Duchy.

The next elections in Luxembourg will take place on June 9th, 2024.

The next elections in Luxembourg will take place on June 9th, 2024.

Voting for Luxembourg citizens living abroad is optional.

If you make the personal choice to vote, we believe that it’s important to inform yourself about Luxembourg’s elections & democracy. We’ve created this page to help guide you.

Voting for Luxembourg citizens living abroad is optional.

If you make the personal choice to vote, we believe that it’s important to inform yourself about Luxembourg’s elections & democracy. We’ve created this page to help guide you.

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Luxembourg’s Elections – The Basics

Luxembourg has three types of elections

  • Municipal – Once every six years (June 2023)

  • Legislative – Once every five years (October 2023)

  • European – Once every five years (June 2024)

Citizens living outside of Luxembourg have the right to request an absentee ballot for the Legislative and European elections.

Luxembourg has three types of elections

  • Municipal – Once every six years (June 2023)

  • Legislative – Once every five years (October 2023)

  • European – Once every five years (June 2024)

Citizens living outside of Luxembourg have the right to request an absentee ballot for the Legislative and European elections.

Who is eligible to vote?

  • You have received proof of possessing Luxembourgish citizenship

  • You possess a Luxembourgish passport or ID Card

  • You are over 18 years of age*

*Turning 18 soon? To vote in October’s election, you must turn 18 by 4/20/24 to register to vote before the final deadline.

Who is eligible to vote?

  • You have received proof of possessing Luxembourgish citizenship

  • You possess a Luxembourgish passport or ID Card

  • You are over 18 years of age*

*Turning 18 soon? To vote in October’s election, you must turn 18 by 4/30/24 to register to vote before the final deadline.

European Elections in Luxembourg

Who am I voting for?

The purpose of the European election is to elect Luxembourg’s six Members of the European Parliament, the legislative body of the European Union.

  • The European Parliament is based in Brussels as well as Luxembourg and Strasbourg (France)

  • Type: Unicameral parliament

  • Representatives: 705 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for all 27 member states

MEPs are allocated proportionately to the population of each of the 27 member states of the European Union. Due to its small size, Luxembourg has the minimum number of MEPs per member state, which is six. On the other hand, France has 79.
luxembourg in European Union

Who am I voting for?

luxembourg in European Union
  • The European Parliament is based in Brussels as well as Luxembourg and Strasbourg (France)

  • Type: Unicameral parliament

  • Representatives: 705 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for all 27 member states

MEPs are allocated proportionately to the population of each of the 27 member states of the European Union. Due to its small size, Luxembourg has the minimum number of MEPs per member state, which is six. On the other hand, France has 79.
  • North Voting District
  • South Voting District
  • East Voting District
  • Center Voting District

Where do I vote?

Although Luxembourg is split into 4 electoral divisions for national elections, there are no geographic divisions in Luxembourg’s European elections. All candidates are national candidates.

Normally, each party will have six candidates. You can vote for all the 6 candidates from a party or you can select six candidates from different parties.

If you have never lived in Luxembourg, its Luxembourg City where you are eligible to register to vote via absentee ballot.

If you have already lived in Luxembourg, you must vote in your Commune of Residence or the Commune where you last resided in Luxembourg.

Where do I vote?

  • North Voting District
  • South Voting District
  • East Voting District
  • Center Voting District

Although Luxembourg is split into 4 electoral divisions for national elections, there are no geographic divisions in Luxembourg’s European elections. All candidates are national candidates.

Normally, each party will have six candidates. You can vote for all the 6 candidates from a party or you can select six candidates from different parties.

If you have never lived in Luxembourg, its Luxembourg City where you are eligible to register to vote via absentee ballot.

If you have already lived in Luxembourg, you must vote in your Commune of Residence or the Commune where you last resided in Luxembourg.

How do I Vote?

  • Luxembourgers abroad vote by mail-in absentee ballot

  • Registration is done online

  • Your absentee ballot can be sent to you at any address you designate on the form

  • You must mail the absentee ballot back by the deadline

How do I Vote?

  • Luxembourgers abroad vote by mail-in absentee ballot

  • Registration is done online

  • Your absentee ballot can be sent to you at any address you designate on the form

  • You must mail the absentee ballot back by the deadline

ELECTION CALENDAR

For Luxembourg citizens registering to vote from abroad in Luxembourg’s June 9th, 2024 European election, here are the key dates that you need to know.

  • 3/17/24 Registration to vote opens

  • 4/30/24 – Registration closes

    5/10/24 Deadline for Luxembourg City to send out ballots

  • 6/7/24 – Final Postal Deadline: Returned ballots must be received by the City of Luxembourg by 5 p.m. this date to be considered valid, there is no postal service during the weekend

  • 6/9/24 Election Day: In-person voting closes at 2 p.m.

If you live in Luxembourg, please note that there is a different schedule.

What are the Next Steps?

STEP 1: DETERMINE IF VOTING IS RIGHT FOR YOU

If you have a motivated, personal reason to vote in Luxembourg’s elections, the first step you should take is informing yourself about the parties and candidates. Luxembourg is a multiparty democracy.

ADR

Alternative Democratic Reform

Wikipedia | International Page

CSV

Christian Social People’s Party

WikipediaInternational Page

LSAP

Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party

Wikipedia

MEDIA

We suggest that you follow some of Luxembourg’s English language news sources.

Please note that this video was recorded for the Legislative elections in October 2023. Generally, the process works almost exactly the same way.

STEP 2: REGISTRATION

Here are the steps to follow to register to vote by absentee ballot in Luxembourg’s upcoming election.

Registration to vote is currently: CLOSED

  • You can either register by mail or online via MyGuichet (if you have a qualifying Token or PIN)

  • To register to vote via postal mail, use this form. (Coming soon)

  • To register to vote via myGuichet, use this form.

    (Coming soon)

STEP 2: REGISTRATION

Here are the steps to follow to register to vote by absentee ballot in Luxembourg’s upcoming election.

Please note that this video was recorded for the Legislative elections in October 2023. Generally, the process works almost exactly the same way.

Registration to vote is currently: CLOSED

  • You can either register by mail or online via MyGuichet (if you have a qualifying Token or PIN)

  • To register to vote via postal mail, use this form. (Coming soon)

  • To register to vote via myGuichet, use this form.

    (Coming soon)

STEP 3: RECEIVE BALLOT & VOTE

  • Absentee ballots will be delivered via Express Carrier in mid-May

  • You have the opportunity to accord up to 6 votes

  • You can vote in two different ways: see video

Please note that this video was recorded for the Legislative elections in October 2023. Generally, the process works almost exactly the same way.

STEP 3: RECEIVE BALLOT & VOTE

Please note that this video was recorded for the Legislative elections in October 2023. Generally, the process works almost exactly the same way.

  • Absentee ballots will be delivered via Express Carrier in mid-May

  • You have the opportunity to accord up to 6 votes

  • You can vote in two different ways: see video

STEP 4: RETURN THE BALLOT

  • Place your ballot in the provided security envelope

  • You must send this envelope to the designated address

  • You must pay for the postage if you send it from outside of Luxembourg

  • Send the ballot no later than 10 days before the final deadline

STEP 4: RETURN THE BALLOT

  • Place your ballot in the provided security envelope

  • You must send this envelope to the designated address

  • You must pay for the postage if you send it from outside of Luxembourg

  • Send the ballot no later than 10 days before the final deadline

On April 1st, 2023, representatives from 5 Luxembourg political parties attended event on Luxembourg’s elections for dual citizens in Florianopolis, Brazil Click “CC” for subtitles.

On April 1st, 2023, representatives from 5 Luxembourg political parties attended event on Luxembourg’s elections for dual citizens in Florianopolis, Brazil Click “CC” for subtitles.

FAQ

Get answers to the most common questions about the upcoming Luxembourg elections.
All Luxembourgish citizens have the right to vote in Luxembourg's elections. While it is mandatory for adult Luxembourg citizens living in the Grand Duchy to vote in all elections, voting is OPTIONAL for citizens residing abroad. Citizens living abroad have the right to request to vote via an absentee ballot, called voting by correspondence in Luxembourg. The reality in Luxembourg is that nearly 50% of the country's population is made up of foreigners who do not have the right to vote in Luxembourg's legislative/national election. Therefore, it is not without controversy that Luxembourg's newest citizens who have never lived in the country do have the right to vote. This has now been commented upon repeatedly in the media in Luxembourg. Our suggestion to you is to ask yourself, "Do I have a serious and personal reason to vote in the elections in a country that I don't currently reside in?" If you have a clear, personalized answer to that question, we'd encourage you to also ask yourself, "do I feel that I have been following current events in Luxembourg and understand who are the parties, candidates, and what do they stand for?" With these two questions, we believe that you can help better make a clear decision for yourself.
Luxembourg does not have any form of in-person voting from abroad. The only option is to request an absentee ballot and return it via mail to Luxembourg. There is not the possibility to turn the absentee ballot into the Embassy in Washington or the Consulates in NY/SF.
You must be a registered resident of Luxembourg in order to be put on the electoral roster and have the possibility to vote in person. So if you are just visiting Luxembourg on the date of the election, it is not possible to vote in person or request a provisional ballot. If you do move to Luxembourg, there are separate timelines to respect to register to vote in person and you should check the website of your commune of residence for more information about the deadline to keep in mind.
According to Luxembourg's electoral law, a Luxembourgish citizen living abroad wishing to request an absentee ballot must provide a copy of "their unexpired passport" as part of their application. To be clear, the policy view of the Luxembourgish government is that it must be a "Luxembourgish passport," although it is not explicitly written as such in the electoral law. A Luxembourg nationality certificate proves you have citizenship, but doesn't prove your identity. You must prove both at the same time to request an absentee ballot. Therefore, you must provide either a copy or your unexpired Luxembourgish passport or the government equally accepts a copy of an unexpired Luxembourgish national identity card (Carte d'identité).

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