Nationals of another State, whether or not it is an EU Member State, resident in Luxembourg, have the right to vote in communal elections without losing the right to vote in their country of origin.
Nationals of other EU or Schengen Area states or other foreign nationals who wish to participate in communal elections for the first time may either:
- submit their request electronically via MyGuichet.lu;
- submit their request on plain paper. In this case, the voter must go in person to the communal administration of their place of residence in order to complete, date and sign an application for registration on the separate list of foreign voters (which mentions, among others, the nationality of the registered voters). A receipt is issued when the application is complete.
The application for registration must be submitted the 55th day before the election at 17.00 at the latest.
In support of their application for registration, foreign nationals must:
- attach a completed, dated and signed formal declaration stating:
- their nationality, their date and place of birth, their last address in their country of origin, and their address in Luxembourg;
- that they have not been stripped of the right to vote in their country of origin by individual court order or by administrative decision provided said decision can be subject to an appeal, or that their loss of eligibility is due to the condition of residency imposed by the country of origin;
- present a valid identity document;
- if they are not a national of another EU or Schengen Area Member State: present a valid residence card or permit.
15 days after the application for registration, concerned parties will be informed by individual letter of the result of their application, and any denial of registration must be justified.
If a foreign national is registered to vote, they will remain registered under the same conditions as Luxembourgish voters (should they move, they do not need to re-register as the transfer of voting rights to the new address is automatic), until they:
- apply to be removed; or
- are automatically removed because they no longer meet the conditions required for the right to vote.
When they are registered, they are required to vote.