Advance Voting for Voters Living in Denmark
There are a selection of options depending on the circumstances of the voters:
- At any of the national registration offices and citizen service centers of the 98 municipalities, usually located at the City Hall. The officials at these offices will make sure that the votes will be sent to the domestic municipality of the voter, if the vote has not been cast in that municipality.
- At hospitals for patients.
- At nursing homes, social care dwellings, etc.
- At prisons for inmates.
- At home – for voters who on account of illness or disability are unable to appear at their polling station, provided they have applied for this at least 12 days before Election Day at the local national registration office.
The municipalities are in charge of advance voting in local national registration offices, in nursing homes, etc., and in the voters’ homes. At a national registration office advance votes are accepted by members of the administrative staff. At nursing homes, etc., and in private homes, advance votes are collected by appointed electors elected by the municipal council. Advance voting in hospitals, prisons, etc. is conducted by the institution itself. The administrative head of the institution is responsible for the appointment of members of the administrative staff to collect the votes.
- Advance voting can take place within three weeks prior to Election Day and no later than two week-days before Election Day.
- For local elections, national referenda and European-Parliament elections in Denmark, advance voting at the national registration offices can, however, take place from three months prior to Election Day.