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Updated : 13/10/2016

European Parliament elections – Spain

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Non-Spanish EU nationals can vote and stand as candidates in elections to the European Parliament.

To vote you must:

  • be 18 on election day and not be disqualified
  • live in Spain and be registered officially there
  • be on the electoral roll
  • express your wish to vote

To notify the authorities that you wish to vote in the European elections as a non-Spanish national, you must:

You can stand as a candidate if you:

  • meet the conditions required for Spaniards
  • have not been disqualified from standing for election in your country of origin
  • meet all the requirements laid down for Spanish nationals to stand, which are:
    • meeting all the requirements to vote
    • not having a conviction that disqualifies you from voting
    • not holding certain public offices

In addition, you must certify that you are not standing as a candidate in any other EU country.

In Spain it is not compulsory to vote in the European Parliamentary elections, so there is no penalty for not voting.


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