On Sunday 9 June 2024, there are elections for the European Parliamnet in Denmark.
The first time you, as an EU citizen residing in Denmark, want to vote for the European Parliamentary elections in Denmark, you have to apply to be enrolled in the electoral register. Hereafter, you will automatically remain in the electoral register for as long as you still have a permanent address in Denmark. Thus, you do not have to apply for enrolment in the electoral register for future European Parliamentary elections.
Difference between local elections and European Parliament elections
It is important to be aware that you are not automatically registered with voting rights for European Parliamentary elections in Denmark even though you have previously voted for the local and regional elections in Denmark. There are different rules for the two types of elections. For the local and regional elections, you are automatically on the electoral roll and eligible to vote as an EU citizen. At European Parliamentary elections, you must register the first time.
The special rules for European Parliamentary elections are due to the fact that you, as an EU citizen, can choose whether you want to vote in your country of residence or in your home country. However, you can only vote in one country.These rules of EU law applies in all EU member states. The purpose is to prevent EU citizens from giving more than one vote.
Letters will be sent out in March
In March 2024, the Ministry of the Interior and Health will send letters to all EU citizens in Denmark who will turn 18 on election day at the latest. The letter will inform you whether you must apply to be included in the electoral register for the European Parliament elections in Denmark or whether you are already included in the electoral register. The letter is sent to citizens by Digital Post or by post if they are exempted from Digital Post.