Updated : 26/04/2017
* Information not yet provided by national authorities
EU nationals can both vote and stand as candidates in municipal elections in Spain.
To vote in municipal elections you must:
Once you have made the initial notification to the authorities of your intention to vote in Spanish municipal elections, you will be able to vote in all future municipal elections during your time as a resident in Spain – unless you inform the authorities that you do not intend to vote.
To stand as a candidate in municipal elections you must:
Voting in municipal elections is not compulsory in Spain.