Growing scepticism towards Europe
Since the early 1990s, Euroscepticism has grown among Dutch voters. Only Young voters in the 18–25 age category are truly enthusiastic about Europe.
One in eight voters vote by proxy
A huge amount of voters in the Netherlands vote by proxy. At the 2006 elections for the Dutch House of Representatives, 12 percent of voters had authorised somebody else to vote for them.
National Voters Survey 2012: satisfaction with democracy remains high
These are various conclusions presented in the National Voters Survey (NKO) (SKON), shortly after the Dutch Lower House elections. The first results are now available.
Voters prefer computer to red pencil
Dutch voters trust voting machines. They think they are the most reliable way to vote.
Many Dutch vote by proxy
Many voters in the Netherlands use the possibility of voting by proxy. In the 2010 Lower Chamber elections, 8 percent of voters had authorised someone else to vote for them.
PVV and GL voters often hold opposing views
The opinions of Dutch voters on political issues often vary widely. This applies in particular to Green Left (GL) voters and Party for Freedom (PVV) voters.
Nearly 13 million eligible voters on 15 March
Around 13 million Dutch residents will be entitled to vote in the general election on 15 March 2017.
Most Dutch agree on home mortgage interest deduction
Voters hardly disagree on a ban on same-sex marriages, abolition of the mortgage interest deduction and tax cuts. They do disagree on the issues of development aid and illegal immigration.
2.4 million can vote by mail in the coming elections
In the upcoming election for the Dutch House of Representatives, all eligible voters aged 70 and over are allowed to cast their vote by mail.