Enrolment in the Electoral Register

Persons who are entitled to vote in the local and regional elections will be included automatically in the electoral register in the municipality where they are listed in the national register (the municipality where they live).

Poll Cards

If you are included in the electoral register, you will receive a poll card approx. five days before Election Day.

You will only receive one poll card regardless of whether you are entitled to vote for both the local and regional elections or only the regional elections (i.e. if you have moved to another municipality in the same region less than 7 days prior to Election Day).

If you are entitled to vote, and you have not received your poll card five days prior to Election Day, or the poll card contains incorrect information, you must contact your municipality as soon as possible.

Resident EU-diplomats etc. can vote in local and regional elections upon application

In order for you to exercise your voting right, you must be enrolled in the electoral register upon application. If you want to vote in the local and regional elections, you must fill out the application form (see the application form below) and enclose documentation for the information stated on the application form.

The application form must be sent to the municipality where you have your private address.

You can read more about which documentation you must enclose, etc., in the guide to the application form.

In order to be enrolled in the electoral register for the next local and regional election on Tuesday, 16 November 2021, you must send in the application at the earliest on Sunday, 1 August 2021, and at the latest on Friday, 1 October 2021. For some applicants the deadline is Monday, 1 November 2021 at 12 o’clock.

If you are enrolled in the electoral register, you can both vote at and stand as a candidate in the local and regional elections.

Application

Resident EU citizens who legally reside in Denmark without being registered as a resident or an EU diplomat can vote in local and regional elections upon application

EU citizens with a permanent address in Denmark and who by or before Election Day have reached 18 years of age are entitled to vote in local and regional elections. If you are legally residing in Denmark, but you are not yet registered as a resident in the Civil Registration System (CPR), you can still be considered to have a permanent address in Denmark. This may be the case if you are waiting to receive an EU registration certificate from the Agency for International Recruitment and Integration.

In order for you to exercise your voting right, you must be enrolled in the electoral register upon application.

If you want to vote in the elections in Denmark, you must fill out the application form (see the application form below) and enclose documentation for the information stated on the application form.

The application form must be sent to your residence municipality.

You can read more about which documentation you must enclose, etc., in the guide to the application form.

In order to be enrolled in the electoral register for the next local and regional election on Tuesday, 16 November 2021, you must send in the application at the earliest on Monday, 16 August 2021, and at the latest on Tuesday, 19 October 2021. For some applicants the deadline is Tuesday, 26 October 2021.

If you are enrolled in the electoral register, you can both vote at and stand as a candidate in the local and regional elections.

Application