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Registering and eligibility to vote in the Poland's elections


inkrakow  
31 Aug 2007 /  #1
I can't bear the joke that Polish politics has become any longer and I want to register to vote in the Polish elections and start doing my bit. Does anyone know how I go about doing that?

I got my Polish passport a year ago through the embassy in London (I was born there, but both parents were born in Poland) and have been living in Poland for 2 years now but am not 'zameldowana' here. Does anyone know where/how/with whom do I need to register as a voter? I'm hoping that someone can help as I suspect my only other option is to join the 2km queue outside the Polish consulate in London and wait for one of the 3 ladies working there to have time to see me...
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
31 Aug 2007 /  #2
do you speak Polish? because you will need it to talk to the people in Urząd Miasta - they don't speak foreign languages too often.

do you also have Polish ID card? or only passport? ID card is better.
anyway, the best case scenario is that you go to Urząd Miejski (or Urząd Miasta - it's the same, but they use different names sometimes) and they should register you to vote (you will probably receive a piece of paper stating that you're not "zameldowana" anywhere - and you have to bring that paper with you to the voting commitee, anbd the ID card/passport as well, of course), but that's how it works with Polish people who can't vote in the place they live. if there are different rules for your case, then I don't know

and you have to register quite a while before the election day, so start the formalities ASAP.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
31 Aug 2007 /  #3
I want to register to vote

And who are you going to vote for ?
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
31 Aug 2007 /  #4
you need this information first, before giving her advice?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
31 Aug 2007 /  #5
I just want to know...
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
31 Aug 2007 /  #6
but isn't it a secret ballot?
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
31 Aug 2007 /  #7
I just want to know...

Who are you going to vote for and why?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
31 Aug 2007 /  #8
I will vote for twins.
OP inkrakow  
1 Sep 2007 /  #9
anyway, the best case scenario is that you go to Urząd Miejski (or Urząd Miasta - it's the same, but they use different names sometimes) and they should register you to vote (you will probably receive a piece of paper stating that you're not "zameldowana" anywhere - and you have to bring that paper with you to the voting commitee, anbd the ID card/passport as well, of course), but that's how it works with Polish people who can't vote in the place they live. if there are different rules for your case, then I don't know

Thank you very much for this Krzysztof! I do speak Polish and I'll give the Urzad Miejski a go next week.

And no, the twins are definitely NOT an option for me...
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
2 Sep 2007 /  #10
I vote for civic platform, because I have similar view on economy, foregin affairs, law.
ihatepolish111  
2 Feb 2009 /  #11
Merged: are polish immigrants entitled to vote

are they allowed to vote in the elections
Cardno85 31 | 976  
2 Feb 2009 /  #12
I would imagine they are the same as any other expat. They are entitled to vote in their own country by proxy or by post. If they take on citizenship in their new home then they will be entitled to vote in that country.

I think that's how it works anyway.
MrBubbles 10 | 614  
2 Feb 2009 /  #13
If they take on citizenship in their new home then they will be entitled to vote in that country.

I thought so. You have to take British citizenship to vote in British elections
ihatepolish111  
2 Feb 2009 /  #14
oh okay ta

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