You live in Belgium so you can vote on 14 October!

On 14 October 2012 Belgium will be voting for local elections. However, not only Belgian citizens can vote. You can probably vote as well! Voting is one of the most important rights of democracy, so find out whether and how you can vote on 14 October.

Who can vote?

Belgian citizens who are 18 years or older at the day of the elections. However, also citizens of EU Member States who live in Belgium have the right to vote in local elections. You have to be on the municipality’s population register or foreigners register on 1 August 2012.

If you are a citizen from a country that is not an EU Member State you can vote if you live in Belgium since at least five years.

Registering for local elections does not affect your choice in which Member State to vote in the European Parliament elections. Vice versa, if you registered to vote in Belgium for the European Parliament elections in 2009, you still have to register separately for the local elections.

Why vote?

As a resident of your community, you are subject to rules established by the municipal authority. So register before 31 July and vote on 14 October!

Download and complete the registration form and send it to your municipal: