Authorise somebody to vote on your behalf in the municipal elections

The municipal elections will be held on 16 March 2022. And a number of polling stations will also be open on 14 and 15 March. Are you unable to vote in person on one of these days? Then you can give somebody permission to vote on your behalf. You give that person an authorisation (proxy).

The person voting on your behalf (the authorised person) is allowed to vote on behalf of no more than 2 other voters. The authorised person has to cast the proxy vote(s) at the same time he casts his own vote.

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Authorise somebody

You can authorise somebody in 2 ways: by using the back of the voting pass or by using a written authorisation.

Using the voting pass

  • Ask somebody who also lives in The Hague to vote on your behalf.
  • Fill out the back of your voting pass. You will receive the voting pass 3 weeks before the election day.
  • You and the person voting on your behalf (the authorised person) both have to sign the voting pass.
  • The person voting on your behalf (the authorised person) takes the completed and signed voting pass with him to the polling station. The person casts your vote at the same time he casts his own vote.
  • When casting the vote, the person voting on your behalf has to show (a copy of) your identity document. This person can also show your identity document on a smartphone or tablet.

      Written authorisation

      You can use a written authorisation if you would like to arrange a proxy before you get your voting pass. For example because you are going to be away on holiday. Will you be living in The Hague on 2 February 2022? Then you can request the written authorisation at the Municipality of The Hague.
      Download the form:

      Request to vote by proxy (in Dutch) (PDF, 106 kB)

      Or pick up the form at the election counter in City Hall (Spui 70). This is possible as of Wednesday, 23 February 2022.

      You and the person voting on your behalf (the authorised person) each fill in a section of this form. Both people sign it. Afterwards you submit the form to the municipality.

      The completed and signed form can be:

      • or sent by post to: Unit Verkiezingen, Postbus 84008, 2508 AA Den Haag
      • or submitted to the election counter in City Hall (Spui 70). This is possible as of Wednesday, 23 February 2022. When you submit the form at the counter, you need to show your valid identity document.

      Send or submit form on time

      The municipality must have received the form by Friday, 11 March 2022, before 17.00 hrs.

      If your request is approved, the person voting on your behalf will get a legal proxy. This person can use this to vote on your behalf. If he has a written authorisation the authorised person does not need to show an identity document for you.

      Contact

      Do you have any questions about the proxy? Send an email to verkiezingen@denhaag.nl or call tel. (070) 353 44 88.

      Published: 21 December 2021Modified: 21 December 2021