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Vote from abroad - Guide for new Luxembourgers
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Vote from abroad - Guide for new Luxembourgers

05.09.2013 From our online archive
People who have taken dual Luxembourg nationality because they have Luxembourg ancestry will be able to vote in the next national elections on October 20. Read on to find out how to go about this.

People who have taken dual Luxembourg nationality because they have Luxembourg ancestry will be able to vote for the first time in the next national elections on October 20.

Altogether, 2,045 foreign nationals have "recovered" Luxembourg nationality since the introduction of the 2008 law allowing naturalisation for anyone who had Luxembourgish ancestors on January 1 1900.

Of that number 37 were American nationals, three British, 10 Italian, 26 German, 320 French and 1,613 were Belgian.

In addition to being able to carry a Luxembourg passport, these individuals will be able to vote for the first time in the national elections scheduled for October 20.

Voters living abroad have a choice when it comes to how they wish to cast their vote since they can do this in person or by correspondence.

Vote by correspondence

To vote by correspondence, voters must notify the mayor and council of the municipality in which they are registered in writing or by completing a form before September 20.

Which commune do I contact?

  • The commune you live in;
  • the commune you last lived in;
  • the commune in which you were born;
  • if none of the above applies, the Ville de Luxembourg

Next step

If the applicant qualifies, they will receive a registered letter acknowledging receipt at least 20 days before before polling day. This must be returned and arrive at the correct polling station no later than 2pm on election day or the vote will not be counted.

The letter will provide important information, including the list of candidates standing, the voting procedure and the address of your polling station.

More information

  • Guide to the 2013 parliamentary elections
  • Recovering Luxembourg nationalityTranslated from an article by Charline Lebrun