2019 Elections in Belgium
Belgians who reside abroad temporarily (tourists, students) but who are registered with a Belgian commune, are required to vote in Belgium.
For Belgians residing abroad and registered at an Embassy or Consulate abroad, regulations vary according to the type of elections.
Federal legislative elections 2019
Voting is compulsory. Information regarding the federal elections, including the required registration forms, are available via the following link (Dutch) or link (French).
Attention! Completed and signed forms can be sent by post or delivered in person to:
Embassy of Belgium
17 Grosvenor Crescent
London SW1X 7EE
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org clearly mentioning ‘Elections 2019’.
Receipt messages will not be sent or issued.
Belgians who have cancelled their registration with the Belgian commune and subsequently have registered with their Embassy abroad, and who are residing in an EU Member State have two options to vote in the European elections :
They can vote for the European list of the EU member state where they are officially residing. For further information please refer to the competent local authorities.
OR they can vote for EU Candidates on the Belgian list: They need to submit a request to the competent local consular post to be able to vote. The selected way of voting as well as the communal list (to which one has chosen to be linked) stays the same as the ones chosen for the federal legislative elections.
Regional and communal elections
Belgian nationals abroad cannot participate. Neither can they take part in consultations such as referendums or consultations of the population.