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Local Elections

Local and regional elections

The election of members to local and regional councils must be held every four years according to the Local and Regional Elections Act. Such election is always held on the third Tuesday of November in the year of election.

The next election of members to local and regional councils will be held on Tuesday, 21 November 2017.

 

Who Can Vote?

Any person who has attained the age of 18 years and is resident in the local authority area is eligible to vote in the election to local and regional councils.

However, people who are not nationals of Denmark, another EU Member State, Iceland or Norway may only vote if they have resided in the Kingdom for a period of three years prior to the election.

Furthermore, the following persons are not eligible to vote:

  • persons, that are on tolerated stay,
  • persons, that have been expelled from Denmark by a court judgement,
  • persons, that have been expelled from Denmark by administrative decision, and
  • persons, that reside in Denmark in order to serve a sentence from an international criminal court.

 

Who Can Stand for Election? 

If you are eligible to vote in the election to local and regional councils, you are normally also eligible to stand for election to such councils unless you have been convicted of an action which in the public opinion makes you unworthy of being a member of local and regional councils.