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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

Updated July 24th, 2023

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 October 8th, 2023.

The next elections in Luxembourg will take place on October 8th, 2023.

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 8/28/23 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 8/28/23 to register to vote before the final deadline.

Luxembourg’s Legislative Election

Who am I voting for?

The purpose of the legislative election is to elect the members of the Chamber of Deputies, Luxembourg’s parliament.

  • Name: Chamber of Deputies (🇱🇺 D’Chamber)

  • Type: Unicameral parliament

  • Representatives: 60 deputies

The Prime Minister, Luxembourg’s Head of Government, will be one of the 60 elected deputies.

Who am I voting for?

  • Name: Chamber of Deputies (🇱🇺 D’Chamber)

  • Type: Unicameral parliament

  • Representatives: 60 deputies

The Prime Minister, Luxembourg’s Head of Government, will be one of the 60 elected deputies.
  • North Voting District
  • South Voting District
  • East Voting District
  • Center Voting District

Where do I vote?

Luxembourg is split into 4 electoral divisions:

  • South (23 deputies)

  • Center (21 deputies)

  • North (9 deputies)

  • East (7 deputies)

If you have never lived in Luxembourg, you must vote in Luxembourg City in the Center division.

If you live or have previously lived in Luxembourg, you register to vote in the commune of last residence.

Where do I vote?

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

Luxembourg is split into 4 electoral divisions:

  • South (23 deputies)

  • Center (21 deputies)

  • North (9 deputies)

  • East (7 deputies)

If you have never lived in Luxembourg, you must vote in Luxembourg City in the Center division.

If you live or have previously lived in Luxembourg, you register to vote in the commune of last residence.

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 October 8th, 2023 election, here are the key dates that you need to know.

  • 7/16/23 – Registration to vote opens

  • 8/29/23 – Registration closes

    9/3/23 – Deadline for Luxembourg City to send out ballots

  • 10/6/23 – Final Postal Deadline: Returned ballots must be received by the City of Luxembourg by 5 p.m. this date to be considered valid

  • 10/8/23 – 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

Wikipedia | International Page

LSAP

Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party

Wikipedia

MEDIA

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

STEP 2: REGISTRATION

To participate in this election, it was necessary to register to vote during August.

Registration to vote is currently: CLOSED

STEP 2: REGISTRATION

To vote in this year’s election, it was necessary to register to vote during August.

Registration to vote is currently: CLOSED

STEP 3: RECEIVE BALLOT & VOTE

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

  • You have the opportunity to accord up to 21 votes

  • You can vote in two different ways: see video

STEP 3: RECEIVE BALLOT & VOTE

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

  • You have the opportunity to accord up to 21 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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