Register as a Dutch voter abroad

Are you living outside of the Netherlands? And would you like to vote in elections from abroad? Register as a voter once. You can register simply using the form. Your voting documents will be sent to you automatically.

Dutch voters abroad can vote in the elections for the members of the Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives), the European Parliament and the electoral college for non-residents of the Netherlands.

How does it work?

Register (form is in Dutch)

  • Complete the form
  • Print it
  • Sign it
  • Scan it or take a photo of it
  • Send it together with a copy of your valid identity document:

    • via a personal upload link. You will receive this link by email after filling in the form
    • by sending an email to: kbn.verkiezingen@denhaag.nl (send your application as an attachment, preferably as a PDF or JPG)
    • by post to:
      Gemeente Den Haag
      Verkiezingen KBN
      Postbus 84008
      2508 AA Den Haag
      Nederland
  • You will receive a confirmation by email once the municipality has received your registration request.
  • You will receive a confirmation that you were added to the permanent register once the municipality has processed your request.

Conditions for voting

You can vote in the elections for the members of the electoral college for non-residents of the Netherlands, the Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives) and the European Parliament if you:

  • live outside of the Netherlands and are not registered in a Dutch municipality
  • have Dutch nationality
  • are 18 years or older

Voting as a Dutch voter abroad

The standard way of voting for Dutch voters abroad is to vote by post. You will receive your postal voting slip by post. You will receive your ballot by email. If you live on Aruba, CuraƧao or Sint Maarten you will receive your voting documents through the Netherlands Representative Office.

Voting by proxy or with a voter card

For the electoral college elections it is not possible to authorise somebody to vote on your behalf through a proxy. It is also not possible to vote at a polling station using a voter card.

For the Tweede Kamer and European Parliament elections you are allowed to authorise somebody to vote on your behalf through a proxy. You need to request a new proxy for each new election.

For these 2 elections you can also cast your vote on election day yourself at a Dutch polling station (also in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba). You do this using a voter card (kiezerspas). You need to request a new voter card for each new election.

Keep your address up to date

Have you moved or are you going to move? Report your change of address.

Contact

Do you have any questions? The Municipality of The Hague organises the elections for Dutch voters abroad. The Elections Unit is available on telephone number +31 70 353 44 00. Or send an email to kbn.verkiezingen@denhaag.nl.

Watch the video Registreren als kiezer buiten Nederland (YouTube channel of the municipality)
Also see Dutch voters abroad
Also see: New electoral college elections for non-residents of the Netherlands

Published: 7 November 2022Modified: 30 January 2023