When are the next elections?

Do you want to live in a city where everyone feels welcome, where climate change is addressed locally to meet the goals set by the Paris agreement, and with affordable housing for everyone? Do you love Amsterdam for its free spirit and diversity? If you do: vote on the 16th of March 2022 for the most progressive party in Amsterdam: GroenLinks. On the 16th of March 2022, local elections will be held throughout the Netherlands. On that day, everyone who lives in Amsterdam gets to decide what kind of city they want to live in. Most non-Dutch residents are allowed to vote for a new local council.

Am I eligible to vote?

Non-Dutch nationals who are of age (18 or over) and who have been living in the Netherlands for at least 5 years (with a residence permit) are allowed to vote in municipal elections. Citizens of the European Union (EU) member states can vote in municipal council and European Parliament elections immediately upon moving to the Netherlands.

How can I vote?

At least 14 days before the election, all eligible voters automatically receive a personal voting pass in the mail. Take this pass and valid proof of ID to any polling station within Amsterdam to vote.

Your voting pass and ID will allow you to vote in any polling station in Amsterdam on the day of the election. Your pass proves to the polling station that you have not yet voted at any other polling station, as it has authenticity features and a unique number. A passport or driver’s license counts as valid proof of ID and may be expired for up to 5 years.

Do I need to register to vote?

Non-Dutch nationals who are of age (18 or over) and who have been living in the Netherlands for at least 5 years (with a residence permit) are allowed to vote in municipal elections. Citizens of the European Union (EU) member states can vote in municipal council and European Parliament elections immediately upon moving to the Netherlands. If you meet these requirements, you are automatically registered to vote.