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Updated : 15/01/2018

European Parliament elections – Estonia

Citizens from other EU countries are automatically put on the electoral roll for European Parliament elections at the time of registration of residence in Estonia.

To vote in European Parliament elections you must:

  • be at least 18 years old (by election day)
  • have permanent residence is in Estonia, i.e. the address details of your residence have been entered in the Estonian population register
  • not been deprived of the right to vote in your home Member State.

To inform the authorities where they will vote for European Parliament elections or stand as a candidate, the citizens of other EU Member States residing in Estonia must first submit a one-time application to be entered in the polling list. The application shall be submit to the chief processor of the population register not later than on the thirtieth day before election day. The person shall append a copy of the page of his or her identity document containing personal data to the application.

To be eligible to stand as a candidate in European Parliament elections you must be at least 21 years old.

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 candidate.

Other EU Member State 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 been deprived of the right to stand as a candidate in his or her home Member State. To do so, they should submit an application to the Estonian National Electoral Committee.

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