European elections – Romania
Affected by Brexit?
The right to vote
EU citizens need to register to vote in the European elections no later than 60 days before the election day.
It isn't possible to register online.
It isn't possible to vote per post.
As an EU citizen, you have to register in a special electoral roll to be able to vote in Romania. You need to submit your request in writing to the mayor of the place of your domicile, accompanied by a copy of a valid identity document.
To be able to vote in European elections you must:
- be at least18 years old on election day
- must have their domicile or residence in Romania (if you are a foreign EU citizen)
- not be disqualified from voting.
You can't vote if you are:
- mentally disabled
- under interdiction
- deprived of voting rights for a period of time set by a final court judgment.
You can vote at the polling station assigned according to your residence. However, voting is permitted at another polling station only if the county electoral bureau or the sector electoral bureau, in the case of the Municipality of Bucharest, confirms that they have been included in the special electoral lists upon the telephone request of the chairperson of the polling station election office.
Voting in European elections isn't compulsory for everybody on the electoral roll.
EU citizens that leave Romania don't need to deregister from the electoral roll.
The right to stand as a candidate
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 member 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 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 candidature to the Central Electoral Bureau.