Local elections in the Netherlands, which are held every four years , will take place on 16 March between 07:30 and 21:00 . The conditions for voting in municipal elections are as follows:
In addition to Dutch and EU citizens who are over the age of 18 and living in the Netherlands;
Non-EU citizens over the age of 18 who have been registered in a municipality in the Netherlands until 31 January 2022 and have been residing in the Netherlands for at least 5 years uninterruptedly can also vote in municipal elections.
Why should I vote?
When it comes to local elections, many Dutch residents first think of sewerage, road construction, city maintenance. However, more than 400 Dutch municipalities are doing more and more comprehensive studies. For example, issues such as local politics, climate, housing problem, refugee crisis are among the duties of municipalities.
2. How can I vote on election day?
Everyone who has the right to vote is automatically sent a ballot paper at least 2 weeks before the elections by the municipality where they are registered. When you go to the polling place on election day, you must bring your ballot paper along with your passport or ID card!
This year, local elections will take place on March 16, 2022 between 07:30 and 21:00. In addition, polling stations in some municipalities will also be open on 14 and 15 March.
3. What is the function of the city council?
City councils are tasked with controlling the policy of the mayor and councillors. In addition, the municipality adjusts its budget and then monitors whether the money is used in accordance with the budget.
The number of members of municipal councils is related to the population of the municipality. For example, while there are 9 members in the councils of municipalities with a population of less than 3 thousand; The councils of municipalities with a population of more than 200 thousand consist of 45 people.
Here are the most active political parties in the Netherlands:
- People’s Freedom and Democracy Party VVD
- Labor Party PvdA
- Christian Democratic Party CDA
- Social Liberal Party D66
- Socialist Party SP
- Christian Unity CU
- Green Left Party GroenLinks
- Animal Party PvdD
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