Postal voting from Spain

How can I vote by post if I live in Spain?

Residents of Spain can apply for postal voting until 30 May, either in person at a Post Office, by filling in the application form available at the office or on this website from the day the elections are called, or online at new window will open), providing proof of identity with a digital certificate or electronic ID and a self-signature.

It is very important to remember that, from the moment you have applied to vote by post, if your application is accepted, you will no longer be able to vote in person at the polling station on polling day.

On the application you should indicate the postal address to which you want the electoral documentation to be sent (this can be your place of work, or even a post office box).

The Electoral Register Office will send you the following documentation by registered post to the address you have indicated:

  • A ballot paper for each political party presented.

  • A voting envelope.

  • Your electoral roll registration certificate.

  • An envelope on which your polling station information will be written.

  • An explanatory sheet on the voting procedure.

This documentation must be received by you personally.

Upon receipt of the documents, select the ballot paper and put it in the appropriate ballot envelope (or do not include a ballot paper should you prefer a blank vote).

Place the ballot envelope and the Certificate of Census Registration in the envelope containing the address of the election committee.

Remember: do not include any documentation proving your identity inside the voting envelope, otherwise your vote will be considered invalid by the polling station.

Take this envelope to a post office and send it by registered post in person, identifying yourself with your ID card, passport or driving licence, until 5 June during normal office hours. If you are unable to deliver in person, you will need to provide a signed authorisation, together with a photocopy of your identity document, for someone else to do so on your behalf.

This delivery is free of charge. On election day, the postal service will send all envelopes containing postal votes to the polling stations at 9 a.m. It will continue to forward the postal items that continue to be received throughout the day, until 8 p.m. At that time, at the end of the voting and before the counting of the votes, the polling station will place the envelopes received by postal vote in the ballot box.