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Administrative procedures

Voter registration

Voting is compulsory in the Grand Duchy for all Luxembourgish persons and all registered foreign voters who have reached the age of 18.

Persons aged over 75 on polling day are exempt from compulsory voting. However, they remain registered and may, if they wish, participate in the elections.


  • Local elections are open to all Luxembourgers and to all non-Luxembourgers who have resided in Luxembourg for the 5 years preceding the application. This period is to be considered without interruption
  • European elections are open to all Luxembourg citizens and to any other citizen of the European Union residing in Luxembourg
  • parliamentary elections are open to all persons holding Luxembourg nationality

Luxembourg nationals residing abroad are no longer obliged to vote, but they may take part by postal vote. The respective request should be addressed to the last municipality of residence before their departure abroad.

Voter registration

Any national who wishes to participate in the elections must, as soon as he or she meets the conditions, register for the elections in question.

The application for registration shall be made either:

  • by presenting themselves with a valid identity document or passport to the citizens office and signing the application form printed by the civil servant
  • by electronic filing via

Further information

Citizens office
T.: 58 77 1 -01

During office hours (8 am  – 11.30 pm and 1.30 pm  – 4.30 pm)

Online procedures are to be preferred. If you have to come to the citizens office, please make an appointment.


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