European Parliament Elections

The election of members to the European Parliament is held every five years in the EU Member States. Denmark elects 14 of the 705 members in total.

The election of members to the European Parliament is held every five years in May or June.

The next election to the European Parliament will be held on Sunday, 26 May 2019.

The last election of Danish members to the European Parliament was held on Sunday, 25 May 2014.

 

Who Can Vote?

Any person who

  • has attained the age of 18 years,
  • is a national of Denmark residing in Denmark or one of the other EU Member States or
  • is a national of one of the other EU Member States residing in Denmark

may vote in the election to the European Parliament in Denmark.

However, In Denmark voting is not compulsory. It is therefore your own choice, wheter you want to vote.

Furthermore, the following persons are not eligible to vote:

  • persons, that have been expelled from Denmark by a court judgement, and
  • persons, that have been expelled from Denmark by administrative decision.

People living in the Faroe Islands or Greenland are also ineligible to vote in the election to the European Parliament because the Faroe Islands and Greenland are not members of the EU.

 

Who Can Stand for Elections?

People who are eligible to vote are normally also eligible to stand for election to the European Parliament unless they have been convicted of an offence which in the public opinion makes them unworthy of being a member of the European Parliament. Moreover, nationals of the other EU Member States may have lost their eligibility to stand for election in their home country by way of a decision in civil or criminal proceedings in the relevant home country.