Dutch voters abroad: Voting with a voter card

Are you registered as a Dutch voter abroad? And will you be in a Dutch municipality on the day of the election and would you like to vote there? You can do this at a polling station in the Netherlands or in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius or Saba if you have a voter card.

What is a voter card?

A voter card (kiezerspas) enables you to vote in person at a Dutch polling station. For example, if you live in the border region or if you will be in the Netherlands on election day. A voter card is valid for only 1 election. Do you need a voter card for another election? Then you need to apply for it again.

You have until 3 February 2021 to request a voter card for the Dutch parliamentary elections on 17 March 2021.

Request a voter card

  1. Make sure you are registered as a Dutch voter abroad.
  2. Complete the 'Voter card application form for Dutch voters abroad' and print it out:
    Request voter card
  3. Sign the completed form.
  4. Scan the signed form or take a photo of it.
  5. Make a copy of your valid identity document or take a photo of it.
  6. Finalise the application by uploading the signed form and the copy of your identity document or by sending both documents by post to the municipality. Once you have sent the online form, you will receive instructions on which link you should use and how you need to upload the documents.
  7. Your voter card will be sent to the address you provided. You can use the voter card to vote anywhere in the Netherlands. Also in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius or Saba.

More information

Do you have any questions? Contact the Elections Unit at the Municipality of The Hague.

Watch the video Zo werkt stemmen met een kiezerspas voor kiezers buiten Nederland (YouTube channel of the municipality)
Also see Dutch voters abroad

Published: 20 October 2020Modified: 20 November 2020