About: voting rights

Brexit 02-06-2020

UK and Poland sign new treaty on voting rights

The UK and Poland have signed a treaty that secures the right of British and Polish citizens to stand and vote in local elections in each other’s countries following the UK’s exit from the EU.
Brexit 13-03-2020

French polls – a reminder of post-Brexit voting limbo

France’s municipal elections on Sunday (16 March) will be a major test for President Emmanuel Macron in the wake of the popular protests by the gilets jaunes and over controversial pension reforms. They will also be the first such polls in which British citizens in France will not be able to vote.
Brexit 25-09-2019

Labour vows to give EU nationals vote in UK general elections

The prospect of EU nationals being able to vote in UK elections has increased after the opposition Labour party adopted new policy to guarantee EU and third-country nationals voting rights in all elections.
EU Elections 2019 16-04-2019

Disabled in need of full-time care cleared to take part in EU vote in Germany

For the first time, people who are in need of full-time care due to severe disabilities are allowed to vote - including in EU elections. This was decided by the Federal Constitutional Court, though the coalition of CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats wanted to postpone the decision due to time constraints. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Elections 2019 02-04-2019

EU elections: 85,000 Germans will not be able to vote

Hundreds of thousands of people in need of full-time care in 16 member states will be excluded from voting in the European elections in May. In Germany, a dispute on this matter arose some time ago, but it remains unlikely that the electoral laws will change before the elections. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 23-03-2017

Irish referendum could allow voting abroad, following 23 EU countries

The Irish government outlined details yesterday (22 March) for a referendum that could give citizens abroad the right to vote in presidential elections, and possibly bring Ireland in line with 23 other EU countries.
Brexit 16-03-2016

British WW2 veteran fights for vote in Brexit referendum

A British World War II veteran living in Italy launched a legal challenge on Wednesday against a rule barring long-term expatriates from voting in Britain's European Union referendum.
Global Europe 05-09-2011

EU citizens denied right to vote in Swiss cantonal elections

Voters in Swiss canton Vaud yesterday (4 September) rejected plans to give foreign residents the right to vote in cantonal elections. Most of the foreign nationals resident in Vaud are Europeans.
Future EU 29-10-2010

EU countries still divided over voting rights issue

A Franco-German proposal to sanction eurozone budget sinners by stripping them of their EU voting rights faces massive opposition from other countries in the bloc, it emerged after a two-day summit in Brussels on Friday (29 October).