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

    Electoral college for non-residents and Tweede Kamer

    You can register to vote for the members of the electoral college for non-residents of the Netherlands and 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 (form is in Dutch)

        • Complete this form
        • Print it
        • Sign it
        • Scan it
        • Send it with a copy of your valid Dutch 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 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.

          The ballot will be sent approximately 4 weeks before the election (this will not be ready earlier). You will receive a notifiction from the Netherlands Representative Office that you can pick up your ballot there. You can fill in your ballot at the Netherlands Representative Office and hand in your vote there in the sealed envelope. This way you know for sure that you have sent back your vote on time.

          Voting by proxy or with 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.

          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.

          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 of the Municipality of The Hague.

          Also see: Dutch voters abroad

          Published: 7 November 2022Modified: 10 November 2022