Questions and answers - parliamentary elections (2023)

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Official election campaign

When does the official election campaign start?

The official campaign in the media starts "as a rule" five weeks before the parliamentary elections.

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Who can vote by letter?

All the voters who are entered in the voter lists are eligible for the postal vote at the Chamber of Deputies.

How should one proceed in order to be able to vote by mail?

The voter who wants to vote by mail must inform his municipality about this and request his convocation letter electronically via, with a simple letter or with a pre-printed form that he receives from his municipality.

What kind of community do you have to go to?

The voter must address the Luxembourg municipality in which he is registered. As a municipality in which one is registered, the following applies:

  • the municipality in which you have your place of residence,
  • otherwise, the municipality in which you had your last place of residence,
  • otherwise, the community in which one was born,
  • otherwise, the city of Luxembourg.

What must be included in the application sent to the municipality?

The request must contain the name, first name, birthday, place of birth and place of residence of the voter, as well as the address to which the convocation letter should be sent.

Every person residing abroad must submit a copy of their valid identity card or valid passport.

In this written and signed declaration, the applicant must declare under oath that he has not been denied the right to vote.

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What are the delays that must be observed to apply for the postal ballot for the parliamentary elections?

If the convocation letter is to be sent to a Luxembourg address, the request must be made electronically or it must be addressed to the council by post, and this, to be valid, no earlier than 12 weeks and no later than 25 days before the day of the Whales.

If the convocation letter is to be sent to an address abroad, the delay for making the request is 40 days before the day of the elections.

When will the convocation letter be sent after applying for the postal ballot for the parliamentary elections?

If the applicant fulfills the conditions for the voter, the council sends him the convocation letter

  • no later than 15 days before the elections, when the convocation letter is to be sent to a Luxembourg address;
  • no later than 30 days before the elections, if the convocation letter is to be sent to an address abroad.

The convocation letter is sent as a registered letter.

If the applicant does not meet the conditions for the ballot, the council will notify him of its refusal

  • no later than 20 days before the elections, when the convocation letter is to be sent to a Luxembourg address,
  • no later than 35 days before the elections, if the convocation letter is to be sent to an address abroad.

What is in the convocation letter that one receives upon request for the ballot?

In the convocation letter you will find the list of candidates and theInstructions to voters, an electoral envelope and a ballot paper, duly stamped, just like an envelope for the return of the electoral envelope, on which is written "Elections – Vote par correspondence", the indication, at the bottom right, of the electoral office in charge, and the Number, name, first name and address of the voter.

How is the ballot paper filled out?

The voters fill in the ballot according to theInstructions to votersout of.

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How is the ballot sent back if you vote by mail?

The ballot must be returned to the electoral office as described in the convocation letter. To send it away, the voter sticks his folded ballot paper, with the stamp on the outside, into the ballot envelope. Then he puts this envelope in the return envelope and sends the whole thing off as a simple letter.

The envelopes with the ballot paper must arrive at the relevant election office at 2 pm on the day of the elections.


How many deputies are there to vote for in the parliamentary elections?

The number of deputies to be elected depends on the constituency in which the voter has his place of residence. The number of deputies is determined as follows:

  • Constituency South: 23 deputies;
  • Constituency Center: 21 deputies;
  • Constituency North: 9 deputies;
  • Constituency East: 7 deputies.

Do I have to choose?

Voting is mandatory for all voters registered in the voter lists. All the voters who are on the voter lists will automatically receive a summons and must vote. However, voters who are over 75 years old are not obliged to vote, even if they received a summons.

As a Luxembourger who has his domicile abroad, am I obliged to vote?

Luxembourgers who have their place of residence abroad are not obliged to take part in the elections. However, they are for theletter whalegranted at the parliamentary elections, if they make the request for this.

What do you have to do if you can't vote on the day of the elections?

Those who cannot participate in the election must inform the public prosecutor, who is territorially responsible for them, of the reason, with the necessary documents, why they cannot go to vote. If the fact that you don't go to vote is not justified, you will be fined. In the case of a repetition, the punishment is aggravated.

Exempt from the law:

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  • those voters who, at the time of the elections, have their place of residence in a different municipality than the one in which they are called to vote;
  • the voters who are more than 75 years old.

Is it possible to vote through a power of attorney?

No, no voter who is entered in a voter list may be represented.

Can you vote electronically in Luxembourg?

No, electronic voting is not allowed in Luxembourg.

What are the consequences if one does not vote (fines)?

If you do not go to vote for the first time without justification, you can be fined between 100 and 250 euros. In case of a repetition in the five years after that conviction, the fine is between 500 and 1,000 euros.

When is a ballot considered invalid?

Ballots are invalid, on which more votes have been cast than there are candidates to be elected; those whose shape and size have been changed, between which a paper or an object is inserted, or on which the author could be recognized by a sign, something crossed out or by a marking that is not permitted by law become The invalid ballots are not taken into account when determining the number of votes.

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What are the conditions to be allowed to vote in the parliamentary elections?

To be allowed to vote in the parliamentary elections, one must:

  • have Luxembourg nationality;
  • be 18 years of age on the day of the election;
  • dispose of his civil and political rights;
  • have their place of residence in Luxembourg; Luxembourgers residing abroad can vote by mail.

Who has been excluded from voting?

They can neither vote nor be eligible:

  • criminal convictions;
  • Persons who have lost their right to vote due to a conviction by the court;
  • Adults under guardianship.

Under what name am I entered in the electoral roll?

Voters who are married or widowed are registered under their name and first name - maiden name for women - followed by, if desired, the addition husband or wife, widower or widower, and then the name and first name of the spouse.

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How can you submit a complaint to the voter lists?

87 days before the day of the elections, the voter lists of the council are provisionally closed. The lists are made accessible to the people, from the 86th -79th day before the day of the elections, be it in the secretariat of the municipality, be it in the premises in which the meetings of the municipal council take place. Every citizen can send any complaint, for which the voter lists are the reason, to the board of trustees no later than the 79th day before the day of the elections.

A notice invites all citizens, until the 79th day before the day of the elections at the latest, against a receipt, to present the name of the one who is not registered on the list that is in force, although he has the right to do so. The notice also mentions that, in order to be admissible before the administrative court, a complaint about the registration of a voter must have been submitted to the council of councilors in advance, with all supporting documents.

Do I have to be removed from the electoral rolls of my municipality if I move?

No. If you move, the transfer of the right to vote to the new municipality is mandatory. The mayor of the municipality from which one is moving, informs the municipality to which one is moving of the change of residence. The mayor of the new municipality enters the voter in the voter list of his new place of residence. The mayor of the municipality from which he is moving removes the voter from the voter list of this municipality.

The day of the elections

Which election office do I have to go to?

The council of governors will send all voters the convocation letter with the details of the day, the opening hours during which voting can take place, the room in which the vote will take place and, if there are more offices, the specific office in which the voter is summoned to vote

The convocation of voters is, among other things, published in every election office.

What are the opening hours for going to vote?

Voters can vote from 8 am to 2 pm.

What identity papers do I need to present on election day?

On the day of the elections, the voter must present himself at the polling station with his identity card or passport. The presentation of the convocation is not required.

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Can physically or visually impaired voters participate in the elections?

If it is determined that a voter is physically or visually impaired, the president allows him to be accompanied by a guide or helper, and even to allow those who vote, if it is no longer possible for the voter, to vote themselves to do Not a guide or help for a physically or visually impaired voter may be: the electoral candidates, their parents or relatives up to the 2nd degree inclusive, the holders of a national, European or municipal electoral mandate, persons who cannot read or write, as well as those persons who are excluded from the elections, by the provisions of article 6 of the electoral law. The name of the voter and of his guide or helper, as well as the nature of the disability present, must be entered in the protocol.

The disabled voter may also vote using a tangible ballot, which he receives from the organization that was determined by a grand-ducal regulation. The visually impaired voter, who presents himself without the tangible ballot, can resort to the model provided by the electoral office and which the president must retrieve after voting. A member of the office may accompany the visually impaired voter to a booth to help him insert the ballot into the tactile ballot.


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