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Voting in Poland - Rights and Registration


Richthecat 4 | 34    
9 Oct 2018  #1
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Can a I vote in the local elections in Poland this month?



Hey,

Quick question here as my gmina seems to have no Idea.....

In the upcoming election will it be possible for me to vote if so what is the process of registration.

My situation I am a EU citizen with a Karta Residencia and I am Zameldowana at my home address (sorry about the bad Polish spelling not got to learning to write yet).

And I pay tax here in Poland

Does anyone know
Dougpol1 25 | 2,000    
9 Oct 2018  #2
The answer is yes. If you have a Pesel number and a right of stay card you will be registered automatically. Just turn up with your ID.

And make sure you vote for the right people. Not those clowns who are messing Poland up at the moment of speaking.
MarkC 4 | 17    
9 Oct 2018  #3
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Voting in Poland as an EU (not Polish) citizen



Hi Guys,

What are the voting rights in Poland for EU citizens?

Besides of course the most obvious being that you won't be able to vote in the presidential election I'm unsure as to where I stand regarding wójt, burmistrz, prezydent miasta etc.

Additionally, should I have the right to vote on such matters is there anything else I would need to do other than being registered at my address?

Thanks in advance.

Mark
Atch 15 | 2,520    
9 Oct 2018  #4
You can vote in local elections and European ones, so you can vote for MEPs. The link below gives you full details of what you need to do:

europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/residence/elections-abroad/european-elections/poland/index_en.htm
Moonlighting 29 | 228    
18 Oct 2018  #5
I'm an EU citizen with permanent resident status here in Krakow and I wanted to vote for these local elections. We indeed have the right to vote for local and European elections but we can't just show up at the polling station and ask to vote. We first need to go to the city hall and ask to be registered as voter. That's what I did last May.

There are two registers: register A for Polish nationals and register B for us. A civil servant came to my home a week or so after my request (requests are discussed in a comitee) to give me the written decision in person.

How does the polling station know that you are registered? Do they have printed books o, or a computer connected to the city hall server ? Which documents do you need to bring? Only your resident card (the one looking like an identity card, called "dokument potwierdzający prawo stałego pobytu") or do you also need to show your passport or identity card, or the document written y the administration to certify that you are in register A or B ?
delphiandomine 86 | 16,553    
18 Oct 2018  #6
Which documents do you need to bring?

Bring your passport/identity card, nothing more, though I've also used the "dokument potwierdzający prawo stałego pobytu" a few years ago without complaint before getting citizenship.

If there's a problem, the commission will resolve it by getting in touch with the PKW.
Moonlighting 29 | 228    
1 day ago  #7
I went to vote this morning and encountered no problem. I just showed my card "dokument potwierdzający prawo stałego pobytu" and the lady checked her printed list. As I figured on the list, I just had to sign near my name, then she gave me the 3 forms for electing the mayor, the candidate for city council and the candidate for voivodeship council. Didn't have to queue at that early time, took only 5 minutes. I was voting in Krakow Bronowice.

What about you, other EU citizens residing in Poland, are you going to vote ?
Dougpol1 25 | 2,000    
1 day ago  #8
other EU citizens residing in Poland, are you going to vote ?

No. No vote where I live. Not travelling all weekend just to vote in my registered city..
delphiandomine 86 | 16,553    
1 day ago  #9
You plonker, all you had to do was go and apply to vote where you are now! They're merely asking why - so you tell them " I work here" and it's more than enough.

What about you, other EU citizens residing in Poland, are you going to vote ?

Voted a few hours ago. No problems at all, though one thing - they shouldn't have given you the vote for the Sejmik. If you can, I'd go back and report it to the electoral commission there.
Dougpol1 25 | 2,000    
1 day ago  #10
all you had to do was go and apply to vote where you are now!

Really? Are you sure Delph? I thought as I can't vote for my local rep, I can't vote?
delphiandomine 86 | 16,553    
1 day ago  #11
Of course you can. All you had to do was declare that you live in that location and give them some sort of proof that you live there (rental contract, title deeds to a property, whatever).

You should still be able to register for the second round - go to the city hall (where you'd register your residence) and ask them.


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