On 26 May 2019 elections to the European Parliament will take place. The Poles will elect 52 Members of the European Parliament. Here you will find all the information you need about the elections in Warsaw.
Elections of Members of the European Parliament will take place on Sunday, 26 May 2019. You will be able to vote without interruption from 7.00 to hours 21.00.
Voting in separate circuits - created in social welfare homes, hospitals, penitentiaries and pre-trial detention centers - can be completed at the earliest at 18.00, if all voters included in the electoral register, in a given circuit, give their vote.
We vote in the polling station, i.e. at the premises of the district electoral commission.
Usually it will be the same place where we voted during the previous elections. If you vote for the first time or moved and do not know where to vote, use the search engine.
Information on the date of elections, voting times, voting method and the conditions of validity of the vote, as well as on the possibility of postal voting and by proxy for disabled voters will go to the citizens' mailboxes no later than 21 days before the election day, ie until 1 May 2019.
Voters with disabilities can vote in an electoral room adapted to the needs of voters with disabilities in their district after joining the electoral register.
If we are planning a vacation or business trip during the election, we can add to the list of elections in the municipality in which we will be on the day of the election, in a circuit formed abroad or on a sea-going ship. The list of all wards created abroad will be published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs no later than on May 6. Persons who do not join the electoral register by 21 May may still apply to the district office where they live and vote for a certificate of voting rights. With this document, they will be able to cast their vote in any regional electoral commission established in Poland or abroad. Note that the office will not issue duplicates of these documents if they are lost or damaged.
Vote without registation
If you are not registered in the district where you live, you can still vote on it. You need to get into the voter register.
Poles are choosing 52 MEPs this year, one more than five years ago. Information about what specifically deals with the European Parliament can be found at http://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/pl anyone interested can also check what the European Parliament is currently dealing with MPs representing Poland.
on the election day you finish 18 years, you are registered in the electoral register, you are not deprived of electoral rights by a court decision, you are not incapacitated.
If you are registered for permanent residence - you are from the office included in the register of voters.
If: you have checked out from your permanent residence, you reported a trip abroad with the intention of permanent residence, you live permanently in the area of the district without registering for permanent residence, you do not live anywhere but you are permanently in the area of a given district you will be able to vote if you submit a written application for entry in the voter register.
You place an application in the district office where you live or stay.
You can also apply to be added to the roll of voters at the place where you will be on election day. You will make such a request in the district or municipality office where you want to be added to the electoral register. Adding to the electoral roll will concern the possibility of voting in a given place only in specific elections, in this case elections to the European Parliament. In all other elections, the proper electoral commission will be the one in which we have voted so far.
Of course, by going on a trip, on vacation or on a business trip, we are not deprived of the right to vote. We can submit an application to be added to the roll of voters in the commune or district in which we will be staying on May 26, 2019. We submit such a request to the competent office for the place of stay. Persons choosing to go abroad may vote abroad after joining the relevant embassy or consulate, ie the place where the district electoral commission will be established. The same applies to Polish sea-going vessels. The list of created districts abroad will be published by the Minister of Foreign Affairs on his website by 6 May 2019 at the latest.
Another form of voting outside the permanent place of residence is the use of a certificate of voting rights. Such a certificate is issued by the commune (district) on the territory of which we were entered in the electoral register drawn up for conducting the given elections. With the received certificate, we can cast our vote in any district election commission within the country or abroad. Attention! After receiving the certificate of the right to vote the office that issued the letter they shall delete from your list of voters and can not under any circumstances give us a duplicate of the document which will mean the loss of whether this is due to the destruction or theft also deprive us of the right to vote.
Entry to the permanent register of voters will approach the electoral register and in the list of persons entitled to participate in the referendum in the place of permanent residence in any future elections and referendums carried out in the area of the municipality / district.
Persons permanently residing in the municipality / district without a permanent residence, people nowhere residents and persons residing in the municipality / district at a different address than the home address entered in the register if they make a written request to the office municipality / district where staying.
The application should contain the surname, first name (s), father's name, date of birth and PESEL number. The application shall be accompanied by a photocopy of a valid document confirming the identity and a written declaration indicating the citizenship and permanent address or indicating the address of the last registered person.
The decision on entering or refusing to be entered in the electoral register is issued by the commune head (mayor, president of the city) within 5 days from the date of submitting the application.
The decision to refuse to register in the electoral register shall be subject to a complaint, which is filed with the competent local district court through the authority that issued the negative decision. The complaint is lodged within 5 days of the delivery of the decision.
If on the day of the election you will be in a hospital, sanatorium, social care home, prison or detention center, you will be able to vote in it, provided that the institution is in the same province as the municipality / district in which you are entered in the electoral register . The director of the unit will notify you that you have been entered in the electoral roll drawn up for the voting circuit created in such a place.
Voters may be voted on by persons who reach the age of 75 at the latest on the day of the vote. This option is also available to people who have a severe or moderate degree of disability, including voters who have the decision of the pension authority to: 1. total incapacity for work and inability to live independently; 2. total incapacity to work; 3. inability to live independently; 4. a decision on the inclusion of invalids in the first group; 5. the decision about being classified to the II group of invalids, as well as persons with permanent or long-term incapacity to work on a farm, who are entitled to care allowance.
The persons residing in: 1. health care institutions, 2. social welfare homes, 3. penitentiaries and pre-trial detention centers and their external branches, 4. voters voting by correspondence.
Who can be my proxy? An attorney may be a person entered in the voter register in the same district as the person who grants the power of attorney. An attorney may not be a person who is part of a pre-election electoral commission in the voting circuit of that voter who grants a power of attorney. Nor can a trustee or a candidate in a given election be a representative.
How many voters can a representative represent? The power of attorney can be accepted only from one person. You can only be a representative of two people if at least one of them is a father, mother, grandfather, grandmother or other people, called the first or son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter and others, the so-called descendants. You can also accept a power of attorney from two persons, if at least one of them is a spouse, brother, sister or a person remaining in a relationship of adoption, care or custody in relation to the person who grants the power of attorney.
How do I report my intention to vote by proxy? If you want to give a proxy to vote on your behalf, you must submit an application to draw up a power of attorney to the mayor of the district in which you are entered in the voter register. Application for drawing up the power of attorney for voting. You should submit the application no later than on the 9th day before the election day, that is, on May 17, 2019. You can send the application by post. It can also be submitted to a district office on your behalf by someone from your family, friends or neighbors. You must sign the application, and if you can not do so, the person who is your legal representative may sign it for you.
The application should be accompanied by: 1. written consent of the person who will be your proxy that accepts the power of attorney; 2. a copy of the current decision of the competent adjudicating authority on determination of the degree of disability, if on the day of the vote you will not be over 75 years old.
How is the act of proxy issued? The power of attorney will be drawn up at your place of residence or elsewhere in the district, if you ask for it. This act will be drawn up in front of an employee of the district office authorized to draw up the power of attorney to vote.
Can the power of attorney be withdrawn? You have the right to withdraw the power of attorney: 1. if you vote in person and your representative has not voted in your case. Your personal vote automatically invalidates the power of attorney, 2. if you make the appropriate statement: the mayor at the latest two days before the election day, the relevant regional electoral commission on the day of voting, if your proxy did not vote earlier.
Who can vote by correspondence? You can vote by correspondence if you have a severe or moderate degree of disability, including the decision of the pension body about: 1. total incapacity for work and inability to live independently, 2. total incapacity to work, 3. inability to live independently, 4. a decision on the inclusion of invalids into the first group, 5. the decision about being classified to the II group of invalids.
You can also vote by correspondence if you are a person with permanent or long-term incapacity to work on a farm that is entitled to care allowance.
You can not vote by mail if you are in: a medical facility, social welfare home, a prison or detention center and their external branches, and when you vote by proxy.
What should I do if I want to vote by correspondence? You must notify your correspondence intent to the correct electoral commissioner by the 15th day before the election day, ie until May 13, 2019.
You can make such an application verbally, in writing, by fax or via the Internet. The application must contain: 1. name, 2. first name (names), 3. father's name, 4. date of birth, 5. PESEL registration number, and in the case of a European Union citizen who is not a Polish citizen, the number of a passport or other document confirming identity, 6. a declaration on entering in the register of voters in a given commune, 7. indication of the election, 8. a copy of the disability certificate, 9. request to attach an overlay in Braille, if you wish, 10. the address to which the electoral package is to be sent.
When the application does not meet the requirements, the electoral officer will ask you to complete the application within 1 day from the delivery of the summons.
The election package, which will be sent by an electoral officer, should be received no later than 7 days before the election day, in your own hands and upon acknowledgment of receipt. If you are not at home, the delivery will leave information about the date of the second delivery attempt, no later than one day from the date of the first attempt.
WHAT CONTAINS THE ELECTION PACKAGE The electoral package includes: a addressed return envelope, a voting card or cards, a pre-paid envelope, voting instructions, a voting instruction and a personal and secret ballot on the ballot paper, as well as a braille cover if you are a voter visually impaired or blind and if you asked for it.
After voting, insert the card or cards into the attached voting envelope and seal it. A sealed envelope with a card or cards inside should be put in a return envelope, including a signed statement of a personal and secret vote. Give the whole to the employee of Poczta Polska upon receipt. He will apply for collection of the parcel at the latest on the last working day before the election day. This parcel is free.
Envelopes with cards are forwarded to the precinct election commission until the vote ends.
You can also personally provide a return envelope to the precinct election commission whose address is on the return envelope.