Temporarily abroad during the Dutch parliamentary elections

Will you be abroad on 22 November 2023 during the Dutch parliamentary elections? For example, for your work, studies or holiday? And are you registered in a Dutch municipality or in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius or Saba? If so, you can vote by proxy or by post.

Authorise somebody to vote on your behalf (proxy)

You can arrange for somebody in a Dutch municipality to vote on your behalf through a written authorisation. You give them a proxy vote. This person in the Netherlands must also cast a vote himself. You can request a proxy at the municipality where you are registered.

Voting by post

You can also cast a postal vote from your temporary address outside the Netherlands using a postal voting slip. You can request this at the Municipality of The Hague. You must have a foreign postal address where your postal voting slip can be sent.

Belangrijke informatie:

The municipality must receive your complete application by Wednesday, 25 October 2023 by 23.59 hrs. (CET). A complete application consists of the filled in and signed application form and a copy of your valid Dutch identity document.

How does it work?

Fill in the form using your foreign home or postal address. Finalise the application by signing the form and sending it with a copy of your Dutch identity document. You can submit it in 3 ways:

  • By using a personal upload link which you will receive by email once you have completed 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 84 008
    2508 AA Den Haag

Request a postal vote

Good to know

  • The documents you need to be able to vote by post will always be sent to a foreign address by post.
  • Have you opted to vote by post? Remember that it takes time to send something by post. Are you in a country where the postal service is slow or not very reliable? Then it is wise to have somebody vote on your behalf. You can do this through a proxy.


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

    Also see Dutch voters abroad

    Published: 1 August 2023Modified: 9 August 2023