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Updated : 20/03/2014

European Parliament elections – Romania

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European Parliament elections

Foreign EU citizens need to register to vote in European Parliament elections.

To be able to vote in European Parliament elections you must:

  • be at least18 years old on election day
  • have domicile or residence in Romania
  • not be disqualified from voting

The following people can't vote: mentally disabled people, under interdiction; persons deprived of voting rights, for a period of time set by a final court judgement.

To inform the authorities where you will vote for European Parliament elections, foreign EU citizens should contact the mayor of the administrative-teritorial unit where they wish to vote.

To be eligible to stand as a candidate in European Parliament elections you must:

  • be at least 23 years old on election day
  • have domicile or residence in Romania
  • not be disqualified from voting
  • not be, in your country of origin, a judge of the Constitutional Court, ombudsman, an active members of the army, a policeman or a member of other special categories of civil servants prescribed by the law;
  • not stand as a candidate for the European Parliament elections in another EU country.

Foreign EU citizens standing as a candidate in European Parliament elections must declare that they are not standing in any other country, and that they are not disqualified from standing. To do so, they should fill in a standard declaration form which will be submitted together with the candidate propsal to the Central Electoral Bureau.

Voting in European Parliament elections isn't compulsory for everybody on the electoral roll.

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