EU citizens in Denmark can vote in the European Parliament elections in Denmark upon application

There are elections for the European Parliament in Denmark on Sunday 9 June 2024. Voters in Denmark are to elect 15 members. EU citizens in Denmark can be a part of that.

You can vote in the European Parliament elections in Denmark if you apply for it 

As an EU citizen in Denmark, you can choose whether you want to vote in the elections in Denmark or in your home country. It is optional if you want to vote in the Danish elections. If you want to vote in the elections in Denmark, you cannot vote in the elections in your home country.

On the election day, you must be at least 18 years of age and registered as a permanent resident in Denmark in the Central Register of Persons (CPR) in order to vote in the Danish elections.

If you want to vote in the elections in Denmark, you need to apply for it. You must fill out the attached application form and send it to the municipality where you live.

The municipality must receive your application by Monday, 6 May 2024.

Instead, the deadline is Monday, 13 May 2024, if, from Monday, 29 April through Monday, 6 May 2024, you either:

  1. have moved to Denmark,
  2. have reported a move to your new municipality or
  3. have become a citizen of one of the other EU countries.

Your municipality will notify you if your application has been granted. Your home country will be notified accordingly.

Applications submitted after the above deadlines cannot take effect for the European Parliament election on 9 June 2024, but not until the 2029 election.

How to send your application as secure mail

You must send your application to your local municipality, i.e. the "kommune" where you live. You can send secure (encrypted) mail to your local municipality with your MitID at Lifeindenmark.Borger.dk:

Chose Digital Post > log in with MitID > Write new message > Click "Choose authority" > Choose "Municipalities" > Choose your municipality as recipient > If a subcategory is required, choose ”Borgerservice”, ”Øvrig post til Borgerservice” or a similar category > Attach your application form.

You can vote on election day or vote in advance 

You can choose whether you want to vote on election day, 9 June 2024, or whether you want to vote in advance at an earlier date.

If you vote on election day, show up at the polling station you belong to. It says on the poll card that you receive in the mail approximately five days before election day. Your polling station is open from 9-20.

Instead of voting on election day, you can vote in advance. You can vote in advance in any municipality in Denmark from Monday 29 April to Thursday 6 June 2024. Remember ID when you vote by post.

You can vote in European Parliament elections in Denmark as long as you want to 

If your application is accepted, you can vote in the European Parliament elections in Denmark as long as you live in Denmark. Therefore, you do not need to apply to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. However, if you move abroad, to the Faroe Islands or Greenland or ask to be struck off the electoral register in Denmark, you will have to reapply to vote in Denmark.

You can always ask to be struck off the electoral register (e.g. because you prefer to vote in your home country). You can do this by asking the municipality where you live. If you want to be struck off the electoral register for the European Parliament election on 9 June 2024, the deadline is Friday 24 May 2024. If you request to be struck off the electoral register later than this day, it will not take effect until the 2029 election.

You have the right to run for the European Parliament elections in Denmark 

If you wish to stand for European Parliament elections in Denmark, you must state the following in a declaration:

  1. your citizenchip and address in Denmark,
  2. that you do not stand as a candidate for the European Parliament election in one of the other member states of the EU, and
  3. in which constituency or municipality you were most recently included in the election register for the European Parliament elections in your home country.

You can find the declaration form here (only in Danish). The declaration must be submitted to the Ministry of the Interior and Health at the same time as the party, you stand for, submit their list of candidates.

The declaration will be sent to your home country to obtain information about your eligibility.

If you would rather vote in the European Parliament elections in your home country 

If you want information about voting opportunities in your home country, you can contact your embassy or the relevant authority in your home country.

Resident EU-diplomats etc. can vote for European Parliament elections in Denmark upon application

Application for enrolment in the electoral register for European Parliamentary elections of citizens in other EU Member States registered with the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EU-diplomats etc.)

Resident EU citizens who legally reside in Denmark without being registered as resident or as an EU diplomat can vote for European Parliament elections in Denmark upon application

Application form for enrolment in the electoral register of resident EU citizens who legally reside in Denmark without being registered as a resident or an EU diplomat