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Elections abroad – Bulgaria

Updated : 05/06/2014

European Parliament elections

Bulgaria

European Parliament elections

When voting for Members of the European Parliament from the Republic of Bulgaria, citizens of other EU Member States are entered on the electoral roll on the basis of a standard statement to the municipal administration at their address of residence in Bulgaria no later than 40 days before election day.

Right to vote

All non-Bulgarian EU citizens have the right to vote for Members of the European Parliament if they are at least 18 on polling day, are not under legal incapacity or serving a prison sentence, are permanent or long-term residents in the Republic of Bulgaria, have lived for at least the last 3 months in Bulgaria or in another EU country and have not lost the right to vote in their home Member State.

Right to stand as a candidate

All EU Member State nationals have the right to stand as candidates for Members of the European Parliament from the Republic of Bulgaria if they are at least 21 on polling day, are not under legal incapacity or serving a prison sentence, are permanent or long-term residents in the Republic of Bulgaria, have lived for at least the last 6 months in Bulgaria or in another EU country and have not lost the right to stand as candidate in their home Member State.

Citizens of other EU countries who meet the requirements and wish to be entered on the electoral roll must submit a standard statement to the municipal administration at their address of residence in Bulgaria no later than 40 days before election day.

Candidates, who are nationals of a Member State of the European Union and not Bulgarian nationals must submit a standard declaration in which they declare:

  • their nationality, place and date of birth;
  • their residence address in the Republic of Bulgaria;
  • that they are not under legal incapacity;
  • that they are not standing as candidate in the same European Parliament election in another EU country;
  • the locality in their home Member State where their name was last entered on the electoral roll;
  • the address in their home Member State where they were last registered;
  • the details of their identity card or passport and their identity number;
  •  that they have not lost the right to stand as candidate in their home Member State by means of an act which has been subject to judicial review;
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