FAQ

When will the next communal elections be held?

Communal elections take place every 6 years.  The next ones will be held on the 8th of October 2017.

How can I register?

To sign on to the electoral register, just go to the local administration office in the commune where you live before or on the 13th of July 2017 and bring a valid identity document (ID card, passport).

I won’t be in Luxembourg during the communal elections. What can I do?

Postal voting is reserved for:

  • voters who, for duly justified professional or personal reasons, are unable to be present in person at the voting office with which they are affiliated
  • voters over 75 years old

Postal vote request template for communal elections (in French)

Find out more:

http://www.guichet.public.lu/citoyens/fr/citoyennete/elections/elections-communales/vote-correspondance-elections-communales/index.html

Is voting mandatory?

Voting is mandatory for all voters on the electoral register.  Voters cannot cede their vote to anyone else.  Voters who, for duly justified professional or personal reasons, are unable to be present in person at the voting office with which they are affiliated, can ask for a postal vote. Postal vote request template for communal elections. (in French).

Voters who can't be present for the vote, need to justify their abstention to the territorially competent public prosecutor (template letter in French). 

I’ve just moved to a different commune. Am I still on the register?

Yes, the Bourgmestre in your original commune will notify your new commune of your change of address, meaning you don’t need to re-register.

Which documents do I need to bring on communal Election Day?

Voters must bring their ID card or passport.

What are the voting offices’ opening hours?

Voters can come and cast their vote from 8am to 2pm.

Who cannot vote?
  • Those sentenced for criminal offenses,
  • People who, via the judicial system, are convicted and deprived of the right to vote,
  • Adults under guardianship.
Who can stand for election?

To stand for communal elections, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age on the day of the elections,
  • have had their ordinary residence in the commune for at least six months at the time that the application is submitted.
  • have full civil rights and not have been disqualified from standing for election in Luxembourg or their country or origin.  This last condition does not however apply to non-Luxembourg citizens who have lost their eligibility to stand in their country of residence because they no longer live there.
  • Non-Luxemburg citizens must also have been residing in Luxembourg for at least five years at the time that the application is submitted.

Find out more:

http://www.guichet.public.lu/citoyens/fr/citoyennete/elections/elections-communales/candidat-elections-communales/index.html

http://votezegalite.lu/etre-candidat/

How long do communal councillors serve for?

Communal councillors are elected for a period of 6 years.  They can be re-elected.

When is a ballot paper considered void?

The following ballots are void: papers which have more votes than there are members to elect; those which contain no votes at all; those whose shapes and sizes have been altered, which contain a piece of paper or an object, or one which the voter has rendered recognisable with a sign, a strike-through or other mark not authorised by the law.  Invalid ballots are not taken into consideration when the final votes are counted.

As a non-Luxembourg citizen living in the Grand Duchy, can I remove myself from the electoral register?

Any foreign national may ask to be removed from the electoral register.  To do this, they must contact the offices of their commune of residence.  Their name is automatically removed if they do not meet the conditions required to exercise the right to vote (moving out).

Where can I find the results for previous elections?

Click on this link to access the results from the 2011 communal elections:

http://www.elections.public.lu/fr/elections-communales/2011/index.html

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