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Municipal elections – Estonia

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

To vote in municipal elections you must:

Voting in municipal elections is not compulsory.

To be eligible to stand as a candidate you must:

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

Citizens of the Republic of Estonia who possess full active legal capacity and knowledge of Estonian to the extent laid down in or on the basis of legislation may run for the position of mayor of a rural municipality or city.

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