YOUR GUIDE TO VOTING IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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When to Vote

7 June (14:00-22:00)

8 June (8:00-14:00)

Mark your calendars!

Anyone aged 18 or over on the second day of elections can vote if they have residency in the Czech Republic and hold either Czech citizenship or the citizenship of another EU country (and registered in time for the elections – see below). 

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Do I have an obligation to Vote?

No, there is  no legal obligation to vote, but you know what we say…use your vote anyway!

Where can I vote?

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If you are a Czech citizen voting in the Czech Republic

If you live in the Czech Republic, check your official home address, because you have to vote at the polling station close to your permanent residence. And guess what?! You don’t have to register, the authorities will do it for you. If you want to vote at a different polling station, you have to apply for a voter’s absentee certificate, whether by going to the municipalities’ office or by sending a written request by post.

If you are a Czech citizen voting from another EU country

Unfortunately, if you live abroad or travel, you cannot vote for candidates in the Czech Republic. However, if you are a permanent resident of the country where you live, as an EU citizen, you can always vote for candidates running there.

If you are a Czech citizen voting from a country outside the EU

Unfortunately, if you live abroad or travel, you cannot vote for candidates in the Czech Republic.

If you are an EU citizen voting in the Czech Republic.

As a legal resident in the Czech Republic, you can of course vote there! Make sure to register in the municipality where you have your permanent residence, to be on the voting list. Learn more here.

Deadline to register:  make sure to register as a resident at least 45 days prior to Election Day, and ask to be added to the voting list by filling out an application form. If you registered for municipal elections, for example, you can simply asked for your information to be transferred to the list for the European Elections.

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Voting Online
Can I vote online?
NO ✖ Unfortunately you cannot vote online in the Czech Republic.
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Voting by Mail
Can I vote by mail?
NO ✖ Unfortunately you cannot cast your vote by mail.
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Voting by Proxy
Can I vote by proxy?
NO ✖ Unfortunately you cannot vote by proxy.
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Voting & accessibility

Do you have a disability or an illness? If you cannot go to the polling station, there are forms of assistance available (by asking the municipality or, on the election day, the district election commission, either in writing or with a phone call):

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