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Postal voting

5th April Elections

Information on postal voting for the Autonomics Elections in Basque Country and Galicia to be held on 5th April 2020.

Purely informative information taken from general election legislation.

  • Locator

    You can track your mail through the mail locator on our website.

  • Postal vote application

    You can request an application form at any Correos or complete it via the web, on the page of the Electoral Census Office, and print the necessary copies for later presentation at the offices.

  • Tracking number

    Voters who have requested the postal vote can check the status of the documentation, for which it is necessary to provide the identifier (ID or passport) and the date of birth.

Voters in Spain

Postal voting dates

From 11th February to 26th  November

  • Postal vote application

From 16th March to 29th March

  • Voters will be sent postal voting information by the Electoral Registration Office.

Up to 1st April

  • Voters will send their postal votes.

Information on electoral legislation

  1. Postal vote application
    • Postal vote application forms will be available to voters at post offices throughout Spain.

    • Complete the official postal vote application form and take it to any Correos office.

    • The voter must show his or her DNI (a copy of a DNI renewal in progress form is not valid), driving licence or passport to verify his or her identity and signature.

    • Presentation of expired documents will be accepted, but they must be originals, and under no circumstances photocopies.

  2. Delivery of electoral information
    • The necessary voting information will be sent to voters by registered mail.

    • The information will always be delivered personally to the applicant at the address indicated on the application form.

    • After two failed delivery attempts at the address provided, notification of arrival will be left at the address so that the applicant can collect the item from the post office indicated.

  3. Sending the vote
    • The voter must take the envelope addressed to the polling station containing the certificates of registration on the electoral roll and voting, including the ballot paper, to any post office in Spain.

    • The envelope will be processed free of charge as registered express mail at any post office in Spain.

  4. Persons with functional diversity
    • All persons with disabilities who are over 18 years of age may exercise their right to vote actively, consciously, freely and voluntarily, whatever their form of communicating and with the means of support required.

  5. In case of illness or disability that prevents the personal formulation of the voting application
    • The voter must prove the illness or disability by means of an official medical certificate that will be included with the postal vote application form.

    • This application may be made on behalf of the voter by a notary- or consular-authorised person.

    • Each voter can only be represented by one authorised person and each authorised person can only represent one voter.

    • The Correos employee will collect the information presented by the representative and send it to the Electoral Registration Office.

Spanish voters temporarily abroad (E.R.T.A)

Postal voting dates

From 11th February to 7th March

  • Postal vote application

Up to 16th March (no contested candidacies)

Up to 24th March (in case of impeachment)

  • Voters will be sent postal voting information by the Electoral Registration Office.

Up to 1st April

  • Voters will send their postal votes.

Information on electoral legislation

  1. Postal vote application
    • The application can be collected at Consular Offices or through the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation

      (http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/ServiciosAlCiudadano/SiEstasEnElExtranjero/Paginas/eleccionesgenerales-noviembre2019.aspx)

    • The voter must be registered in the Consulate Registration Register as a non-resident. If you are not registered, you can do so at the time you collect your postal vote application form or when you return it after completion.

    • The completed application form must be submitted in person to the Consular Office or Embassy Consular Section, which will send it to the appropriate Provincial Electoral Registration Office.

  2. Delivery of electoral information
    • The Provincial Electoral Registration Office will send the necessary information by registered mail to the address abroad indicated by the voter on the application form to enable him or her to cast the vote.

  3. Sending the postal vote
    • Once the information has been received, voters must send their vote to the polling station by registered express mail.

Spanish voters living abroad (C.E.R.A)

You can obtain information on how to exercise the right to vote of electors C.E.R.A. on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (www.exteriores.gob.es).

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