Your voting card lists the name, address and opening hours of your place of voting. You can only vote at the place listed on your voting card.
The election authority does write about this option: "If you cannot vote at your polling station, you can vote in a designated voting place for early voting open on election day."
What you need
- Identification. The most important thing to bring is a valid id card, or passport.
- A possible solution if you do not have id: someone who is 18 years or older and have their own id with them can verify that you are who you say you are.
- If you do have your voting card it's a good idea to bring it as it helps things run a bit smoother. The election workers can easily confirm you are in the right place, and don't need to ask for your personal number and read that out loud. They can also more quickly find you in the voter registry and confirm which elections you are allowed to vote in.
Step-by-step summary for voting
- Collect your ballot papers. You can collect a selection to make it harder for others in the room to guess who you are voting for.
- Also take one white envelope for each election you are voting in.
- Go over to an empty voting booth and prepare your vote (only one person per booth allowed).
- Put an ‘x’ next to a candidate on the ballot paper if you wish to vote for a specific candidate. Not compulsory to do this.
- Now insert the ballot paper into the white envelope and seal it. Only one ballot per envelope.
- Hand over your envelope(s) and your identification to the voting staff.
- The voting staff will confirm your identity, cross off your name in the voter registry to indicate that you have voted, and place your envelope(s) in the ballot box.
- Done. Good job!