About: voting rights

Elections 03-03-2021

The right to vote for all is a matter of human dignity

As the European Commission is about to unveil the EU's new Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the next decade, Krzysztof Pater writes about one of the areas where discrimination is still acutely felt – the right to vote, effectively denied to many persons with disabilities across Europe.
EU Elections 2019 07-09-2020

Voting is every EU citizen’s right, regardless of disability

Persons with intellectual disabilities were disenfranchised in the 2019 EU elections. The European Commission should ensure this does not happen again, writes Jurij Toplak.  
Elections 14-03-2020

Britons in Europe are disenfranchised while their EU counterparts’ rights hang in the balance

The French municipal elections which will take place on 16 March are the first since President Macron was elected and an important test of his popularity. They are also the first set of municipal elections in which British citizens in France will be unable to vote.

Redefining the elements for successful integration

Migration is here to stay. Acknowledging voting rights and political participation of migrants are necessary aspects of a democratic society, writes Yves Leterme.  
Elections 26-02-2014

Hungary’s good and bad voters

The right to vote in the Hungary’s elections is a matter of being a "good" not a "bad" voter. Is it a surprise that the BTI transformation index 2014 has classified the country as a “defective democracy”, Gabriela Balassa wonders.
EU Elections 2014 16-01-2014

One European, one vote – no matter where

European citizens are deprived of the right to vote when they move to another EU member state, an absurdity that stands in the way of true European citizenship - and needs to be dealt with urgently, argues Irene Lozano.
Elections 11-12-2013

Living in another EU member state shouldn’t cost you the right to vote

We are often told that in the European Union human rights, democracy and the rule of law are respected. Although this is generally true, anomalies do exist, one of which is the right to vote for EU citizens moving from their home country to another member state, writes Rebecca Taylor.
Elections 22-02-2012

Foreigners’ right to vote: Let’s start with the Europeans!

EU citizens who reside in another EU member state should be allowed to participate in general elections just like the nationals of that country, writes Philippe Cayla, president of Euronews.