Voting in the Dutch parliamentary elections on 22 November 2023

Published: 18 July 2023Modified: 18 July 2023

General elections will be held in the Netherlands on Wednesday, 22 November 2023. Members of the Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives) will be elected. Dutch citizens living abroad will also be able to vote. They must first be registered with the Municipality of The Hague.

Read how you can easily request to be registered on the registration page.

Are you already registered as Dutch voter abroad? The municipality will already send you your postal voting slip at the end of August. You need this to be able to vote in November. You will receive the ballot for the elections approximately 4 weeks before the day of the election (around 25 October 2023). To be able to cast a vote you need to have a Dutch identity document which is valid on 9 October 2023.

Report any changes

Has your email address or home address changed? Provide your new details as quickly as possible, but no later than 20 September. This way the municipality can send your postal voting slip and ballot to the correct address. You can change your details as a Dutch voter abroad by using the amendment form.

Vote by proxy or with a voter card

Dutch voters abroad can also authorise somebody in the Netherlands to vote on their behalf in November through a proxy (volmacht). You can also cast your vote on election day yourself at a Dutch polling station using a voter card (kiezerspas). The application forms can be found on this website as of August.