EU Commission Launches Public Consultation On Electoral Rights Of Mobile EU Citizens
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the electoral rights of mobile EU citizens, as part of the follow-up of the 2020 Citizenship Report. The electoral rights of mobile EU citizens are included in the directives on the exercise of the right to vote and stand as a candidate in elections to the European Parliament (Directive 93/109/EC) as well as in municipal elections, for citizens of the Union residing in a Member State of which they are not nationals of (Directive 94/80/EC).
The results of this public consultation will feed into the Commission’s proposal to revise the Directives on the electoral rights of mobile EU citizens. Vice-President Věra Jourov. said: ”The essence of democracy is the right to vote for everyone. This is why we want to help securing this right. EU citizens who live in another EU country also have the right to vote and stand as candidate in local or municipal elections – under the same conditions as the nationals of that country.”
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