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Updated : 09/04/2014

Municipal elections – Estonia

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Municipal elections

Foreign EU citizens are automatically put on the electoral roll for municipal elections at the time of registration of residence.

To vote in municipal elections you must:

  • be registered in the municipality
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • not be disqualified from voting, nor be serving a prison sentence

Voting in municipal elections isn't compulsory.

To be eligible to stand as a candidate you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be entitled to vote.

A person in active service in the Defence Forces or a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence by a court and is serving a prison sentence may not stand as a candidate.

Foreign EU citizens can become mayors or members of the mayor's executive committee.

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