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Elections for the European Parliament

Elections to the European Parliament are held every five years. This election occurs in the various Member States in the period 6th-9th of June.

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    The next election for the European Parliament in Denmark will occur on the 9th of June, 2024. Be aware that you must apply to the City of Aarhus (Aarhus Kommune) to be enrolled in the electoral register if you are entitled to vote and wish to vote in Denmark. The candidates for the election are announced 6 weeks before election day - April 28 at the latest.

    You are entitled to vote in the European Parliament elections in Denmark, if you have attained the age of 18 years, at the latest on election day, and either:

    • have Danish citizenship and permanently reside in Denmark or another EU Member State, or
    • are a citizen of another EU Member State and permanently reside in Denmark

    If you are an EU citizen and registered as being permanently residing in Denmark in the Central Person Register (CPR) and you wish to vote in the European Parliament elections in Denmark, you must fill in and submit an application to enrol in the electoral register. The application must be submitted by May 6 2024 or May 13 2024, if you in the period April 29 2024 - May 6 2024 either:

    • have moved to Denmark
    • have reported a move to your new municipality
    • have become a citizen of one of the other EU countries

    You submit your application either by

    • Digital Post to Citizen Service (Borgerservice) in the City of Aarhus (Aarhus Kommune)
    • Sending the required documents to Folkeregistret, Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, 8000 Aarhus C
    • Showing up in person at Citizen Service at Dokk1 to submit your application

    Once you have been registered in the electoral register, you will also be able to vote in subsequent European Parliament elections in Denmark for as long as you continue to live in Denmark.

    If you wish to be removed from the electoral register for the coming election, you must submit a written request to the municipality in which you live by May 24 2024. 

    You will have received a letter in March 

    In March 2024, the Ministry of the Interior and Health sent letters to all EU citizens, who will have attained the age of 18 years by election day. The letter explains how to apply to be included in the electoral register for the European Parliament elections in Denmark or whether you are already included in the electoral register. The letter was sent by Digital Post or by post if exempted from Digital Post. Be aware that you still need to apply to the City of Aarhus if you want to vote in Denmark and haven't done so at a former election. The letter is simply informative. 

    Enrol in the electoral register

    At the website of the Ministry of the Interior and Health, you find more information about voting for the European Parliament and the application form to be submitted to Citizen Service to be enrolled in the electoral register. 

     

    Find application form and enrol in the electoral register

    Before election day

    If you are eligible to vote, you will automatically receive a poll card approximately five days before election day.

    The poll card will tell you the location of your designated polling station.

    At the polling station

    At the polling station, you have to present yourself at the voting table indicated on your poll card (valgkort) and turn over your poll card to the keeper of the electoral register. You will be requested to give your date of birth. You might also be requested to give your name and/or address.

    If you have not received your poll card, or you have forgotten to bring it to the polling station, you can still vote. In case of doubt about your identity, the keeper of the electoral register has to determine your identity and might, for this reason, ask you to provide some form of documentation thereof, for instance, a passport, driver's license, or other ID.

    After the keeper of the electoral register has ticked off your name in the electoral register, you will be handed a ballot paper, and guided to a voting booth.

    In the voting booth

    Voting takes place in the voting booth, which only the voter is allowed to enter unless the voter requires assistance.

    On the ballot paper, you shall enter a cross against a list designation or the name of a candidate that you wish to vote for. If you have crossed the ballot paper off incorrectly, or the ballot paper has become invalid, e.g. if it has been torn by accident, you can have your ballot paper substituted by asking an appointed elector or polling supervisor. Substitution cannot take place once the ballot paper has been put in the ballot box.

    Once you have cast your vote, you have to fold the ballot paper so that no one can see how you have voted. Next, you have to put the ballot paper in the designated ballot box under the supervision of an appointed elector.

    Voting by post begins 6 weeks before the election and ends the last Thursday before the election, on the 6th of June.

    Remember to bring a valid ID. Voting in advance in Denmark is referred to as "at brevstemme".

    Advance voting can also take place at any Danish diplomatic representation abroad (embassies and consulates) from three months before election day, and from three weeks before election day also in hospitals for hospitalised voters, at care homes and sheltered housing, etc., in prisons, etc. for detainees, and at home upon application for voters who on account of illness or disability are unable to turn up at a polling station on election day.

    If you have voted in advance, you cannot vote on election day.

    Where can I vote in advance in the municipality of Aarhus?

    You can vote in advance from April 29 to June 8 at the following locations.

    • Dokk1
    • Åby library
    • Viby library
    • Risskov library
    • Gellerup library
    • Højbjerg library

    Your polling station is located near your home address. Use the link below to find your polling station. Type in the name of your street "vejnavn" and house number "husnummer" and press "Find".

     

    Find your polling station
    Last updated: 17. April 2024