European, federal and regional elections of 26 May 2019
The next European, federal and regional elections will take place on Sunday 26 May 2019.
Belgian and European (only for the European level) voters are invited to exercise their voting right and duty on Sunday 26 May 2019 (like every 5 years). These include next elections:
- European level: the 21 European parliamentarians who are the Belgian representatives of the European Parliament
- Federal - legislative level: the 150 deputies who are part of the Chamber of Representatives and part of the 50 senators who are part of the Senate
- Regional level for the Brussels Capital Region: the 89 (72 French-speaking, 17 Dutch-speaking) representatives in the Parliament of the Brussels Capital Region
- European, federal and regional elections (in French, Dutch and German)
Belgians from a Belgian municipality
Belgians who are registered in the population registers of a Belgian municipality do not have to register for the elections. They are automatically entered on the list of voters and are subject to the duty to vote for the 3 elections.
Belgians living abroad
All Belgians living abroad who are registered in the population registers of Belgian consular professional posts abroad are subject to the duty to vote in the federal elections.
Belgians living in a state that is not a member of the European Union are subject to the obligation to vote in the European elections, as are Belgians living in a Member State of the European Union and who have registered (list of voters) on a voluntary basis.
Non-Belgian citizens of a EU Member State
Non-Belgian citizens of a EU Member State registered in the population register of the City of Brussels can register on the electoral list for the European elections. That is possible until 28 February 2019. More info about this procedure:
Note: a European citizen who is registered as a voter for the municipal elections is not automatically registered on the electoral roll for the European elections. Separate procedures apply for this.
The City of Brussels will send you your voting card for the elections in early May.
On the election day, you must come to your polling station (mentioned on your voting card) with your ID card and this voting card.
Voting card not received?
You did not receive (or lose) your voting card for the elections of Sunday 26 May 2019? Several steps are possible
- call 0800 200 35 (free of charge) for a duplicate of your voting card or getting your voters' number and the polling station where you have to vote
- come to the Administrative Centre (2nd floor, counter 7) without a ticket (Monday to Wednesday from 8:30 am to 3 pm, Thursday from 8:30 am to 6 pm, Friday from 8:30 am till noon, Saturday 25 May from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday 26 may from 9 am till noon)
- come to one of the liaison offices (Louise, Laeken, Neder-Over-Heembeek)
- come to your usual polling station with your ID card (the polling station where you have to vote and your voter's number will be communicated there)
In accordance with article 36 paragraph 5 of the Brussels Municipal Electoral Code: "The voter who does not have a voting card can be admitted to vote, if his identity and his electoral authority are recognized by the polling station", you can go to your polling station with your ID card and you will be allowed to vote after verification that you are on the electoral roll of the City of Brussels.
If you can not present yourself at the polling station on the day of the vote, you can appoint another voter to vote in your place by proxy (your authorized representative).
- Each other voter can be appointed as the authorized representative. Each authorized representative may only have one proxy.
- You are a voter and you can not go to the polling station on the day of the elections because you are temporarily staying abroad for private reasons: the impossibility to come to the polling station is determined by the Mayor of your place of residence or his representative after you submitted the necessary supporting documents. When the Mayor accepts the application, he delivers a form for that purpose. You can go to the Administrative Centre, Boulevard Anspach 6 (2nd floor) - 1000 Brussels. Phone: 0800 200 35.
More info and forms:
- Voting by proxy (in French) - Voting by proxy (in Dutch)
- FAQ (in French) - FAQ (in Dutch)
- Forms in French: Formulaire de procuration (PDF, 114.94 KB) + Formulaire de procuration - Electeur européen (PDF, 114.43 KB)
- Forms in Dutch: Formulier volmacht (PDF, 98.02 KB) + Formulier volmacht - Europese kiezer (PDF, 98.36 KB)
The Electoral Affairs Service of the City of Brussels is exceptionally open to the public on the 2nd floor of the Administrative Centre (Boulevard Anspach 6 - 1000 Brussels):
- from Monday to Wednesday from 8:30 am to 3 pm, Thursday from 8:30 am to 6 pm, Friday from 8:30 am to 12 pm
- Saturday 25 May 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm only for citizens who have not received their voting card and for citizens who wish to have a form for a temporary stay abroad
- Sunday 26 May 2019 from 9 am till noon only for citizens who have not received their voting card
- 0800 200 35 (free number)
The City of Brussels organizes electronic voting demonstration sessions with the help of volunteers. Come and see one of the demonstrations at the following locations:
- Laeken liaison office: Boulevard Emile Bockstael 246 - 1020 Brussels, on Monday 6 May 2019 from 9h30 to 12h and from 14h to 16h
- Résidence Les Eglantines: Rue Saints Pierre et Paul, 15 - 1120 Brussels, on Tuesday 7 May 2019 and Monday 13 May 2019 from 9h30 to 12h and from 14h to 16h
- Liaison office - Espace S Louise: Avenue Louise 240 - 1050 Brussels, on Wednesday 8 May 2019 from 9h30 to 12h and from 14h to 16h
- Administrative Centre: Boulevard Anspach 6 - 1000 Brussels (7th floor, office 19), on Thursday 9 May 2019 from 9h30 to 12h and from 14h to 16h
- Espace S Rotonde 58: Boulevard du Centenaire (Place Saint-Lambert) - 1020 Brussels, on Friday 10 May 2019 from 9h30 to 12h and from 14h to 16h
These demonstrations are intended for all citizens of Brussels who wish to become familiar with the electronic voting system. You do not need to register for these sessions.
Next video shows the electronic voting procedure (the video is in French with subitles in French):