Declaration of support for electoral college elections for non-residents (for voters)

The elections for the electoral college for non-residents of the Netherlands will be held on 15 March 2023. You can state your support for the participation of a political party in a declaration of support. A party needs 10 declarations of support.


You can make a declaration of support between Monday, 16 January and Monday, 30 January 2023. You do this online during a video call with a staff member of the Elections Unit. The call will be scheduled by appointment.


  • You are eligible to vote in the electoral college for non-residents. This means that you are registered as a Dutch voter abroad for this election.

  • You have a valid Dutch identity document.
  • You can only make 1 declaration of support for the 2023 electoral college elections for non-residents. You may not withdraw this declaration of support later.
Belangrijke informatie:

Does your name appear on the list of candidates for a political party? Then you can also make a declaration of support.

How it works

  • Make an appointment with the Elections Unit to make a declaration of support.
  • The appointment is online. You will receive a link for this. You can make your declaration of support to a staff member during a video call. You and the staff member need to be able to see and hear each other. 
  • Using the camera show your valid Dutch identity document to the staff member.
  • The staff member will check if you are registered as a voter for the electoral college election.
  • You will receive a declaration of support from the political party with a list of candidates. You email this to the staff member. If you did not get this, you can also use an empty declaration of support.
  • The staff member fills in the necessary information on the declaration of support and signs the declaration.
  • The staff member sends you an email with the completed declaration. In the meantime both you and the staff member remain online in the digital environment. Have you received the email? Then check whether the declaration is filled in correctly and is signed by the staff member.
  • You then send the declaration of support to the political party yourself.
    Declaration of support (Model Pa 11) (in Dutch) (PDF, 397,1 kB)

    Make an appointment

    You make an appointment with the Elections Unit. You can do this by telephone or by sending an email:

    To make an appointment, provide you name, email address and telephone number. Also indicate which day and time (CET) you would prefer in the period between 16 and 30 January 2022. You will then receive an email with the online appointment and a linkt to the video call (MS Teams).

    Belangrijke informatie: If there is too big of a time difference with the Netherlands, it is also possible to make the appointment outside office hours.


    Do you have any questions about the declaration of support? Send an email to or call tel. +31 (0)70 353 63 53.

    Published: 4 November 2022Modified: 5 April 2023