Voter registration for residents of Sint Maarten, Aruba and Curaçao

Do you live on Sint Maarten, Aruba or Curaçao and do you have Dutch nationality? Then you can register at the Municipality of The Hague as a Dutch voter abroad.

The deadline to register as a voter for the Dutch parliamentary elections on 17 March 2021 has passed. If you register now, you will no longer be able to vote as a Dutch voter abroad in the Dutch parliamentary elections on 17 March 2021. You will be able to register for future elections, however.

Conditions for registering as a Dutch voter abroad

    Tweede Kamer

    You can register to vote for the members of the Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives) if you:

    • live outside the Netherlands and you are no longer registered in a Dutch municipality
    • have Dutch nationality when you register
    • are 17 years of age or older when you register. You can take part in the elections only if you are 18 years or older.
    • meet 1 of the following conditions.

      • You lived in the Netherlands for 10 years.
      • You work for the Dutch public service.
      • Your spouse/partner/parent/guardian works for the Dutch public service and shares a joint household with you. When you send back your vote you need to include a declaration of employment in the public service together with your postal voting slip, ballot and a copy of your identification. This declaration must be signed by the minister. If you do not do this, your vote will not be valid. This procedure is required only if you or your partner works for the public service.

      European Parliament

        You can register to vote for the members of the European Parliament if you:

        • live outside the Netherlands and are no longer registered in a Dutch municipality
        • have Dutch nationality when you register
        • are 17 years or older when you register. You can vote only if you are 18 years or older.

        Register as a Dutch voter abroad

        How does it work?

        Register as a Dutch voter abroad (form is in Dutch)

        Gemeente Den Haag
        Verkiezingen KBN
        Postbus 84 008
        2508 AA Den Haag
        Netherlands

        • 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.

        Voting as a Dutch voter abroad

        The standard way of voting for Dutch voters abroad is to vote by post. The postal voting slip will be sent by post to the Netherlands Representative Office 12 weeks prior to an election. You will need to collect it there yourself. You will be notified when your postal voting slip can be collected.

        Approximately 4 weeks before the election the ballot will be sent (this will not be ready earlier). You will receive the ballot by email or post, depending on the box you ticked on the registration form. If you ticked the box for ‘post’, you can collect the ballot at the Netherlands Representative Office. Only once you have received your ballot can you hand in your vote at the Netherlands Representative Office on Aruba, Curaçao or Sint Maarten.

        Watch the video Permanente registratie kiezers buiten Nederland (YouTube channel of the municipality)

        Voting by proxy or with a voter card

        You can also decide to authorise somebody else to vote on your behalf through a proxy vote. You have to request a new proxy vote for each election.

        It is also possible to cast your vote yourself at a Dutch polling station (including Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba). You do that with a voter card.

        The deadline to request a voter card or proxy vote for the Dutch parliamentary elections on 17 March 2021 has passed.

        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? Contact the Elections Unit of the Municipality of The Hague.

        Also see: Dutch voters abroad

        Published: 4 February 2021Modified: 4 February 2021