Voting in the European elections

Virtually all residents of the Netherlands with Dutch nationality are entitled to vote in the Netherlands in the elections for the European Parliament. That is an estimated 13.3 million people. This estimate is based on the population on 1 January 2024, but does not take into account that some people will have turned 18, passed away or moved to and from other countries since then. Residents of the three islands in the Caribbean Netherlands are not included in that figure but they are also entitled to vote in the European elections.

Dutch nationals who are resident in other countries are also entitled to vote. They must first register as an overseas voter, after which they can vote by mail or by proxy, for example. Dutch voters living in other EU member states can also choose to vote in the country where they live.