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.

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 have lived in the Netherlands for 10 years.
      • You work for the Dutch public service.
      • Your spouse/partner/parent 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. Your vote will not be valid if you do not do this. 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.

        Are you uncertain whether you are registered as a Dutch voter abroad?

        Did you vote as a Dutch voter abroad in the referendum on the new Intelligence and Security Services Act (Wiv) or the European Parliament elections in May 2019? Then you are registered as a Dutch voter abroad. You will automatically receive information and the documents you need to be able to vote in the Dutch parliamentary elections on 17 March 2021. You do not need to do anything yourself.

        Did you last register before 1 April 2017? For example, for the Dutch parliamentary elections in 2017? Then you need to register again. Do you no longer know when you registered? Contact the municipality. It can check whether you are registered as a voter.

        Voting as a Dutch voter abroad

        Dutch voters abroad vote as a rule by post. The postal voting slip (the voting pass for Dutch voters abroad) 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 receive notification 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)

        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.

        Also see: Dutch voters abroad

        Published: 24 September 2020Modified: 24 September 2020