A total of 283,683 voters are currently registered on the electoral lists for the European elections in Luxembourg, taking place this Sunday 26 May 2019.
Compared to the last European elections in 2014, for which 264,183 voters were registered, this represents a net increase of 19,500 voters. According to information released by the Luxembourg Government, the number of registered voters varies considerably between the different municipalities in the Grand Duchy: while the smallest municipality, Saeul, has only 521 voters, Luxembourg City, in the lead, has 35,288 voters.
Until 28 February 2019, non-Luxembourg nationals of an EU Member State with their residence in Luxembourg could register on the electoral lists for the 2019 European elections. To date, 23,175 non-Luxembourg EU nationals are registered on the electoral lists for these elections. In the last European elections in 2014, there were 21,650 foreign voters on the lists. The number of foreigners registered has therefore increased by 1,525 people (+7%).
Among the registered non-Luxembourg voters, the Portuguese are the most numerous, in absolute terms, with 7,765 registered voters, which corresponds to 10.3% of the Portuguese resident population. They are followed by the French with 4,301 (11.5% of the French population), Italians with 2,847 (14,8%), Belgians with 2,466 (14.7%) and Germans with 2,149 registered voters (19.7%). At the municipal level, considerable differences can be observed in the number of non-Luxembourg EU citizens registered on the electoral lists and their electoral weight. Thus, the country's large cities generally have an electoral weight of more than 8%, while this rate falls below 5% for municipalities with fewer than 1,000 registered voters.
The Government Coordinating Office ("Bureau centralisateur gouvernemental", BCG), set up for each legislative, European or municipal general election, is responsible for determining and disseminating the informal results of these elections. In order to ensure the prompt establishment of the results, 92 government officials will be working on election day for the BCG.
On election day, the complete informal results will be published on the official election website (https://elections.public.lu/) in Luxembourg after 23:00. After publication, the website will present the full results of the European elections at the national and municipal level as well as by party and candidate. The website will also allow users to compare the results of the 2019 European elections with those of 2014. The website has been translated into the four vehicular languages of the Grand Duchy: French, German, English and Luxembourgish and essential information is provided in an "accessible" language in the various languages, as well.
As a reminder, polling stations will be open to voters this Sunday from 08:00 to 14:00. All voters may go to the polling station with their identity card or passport. Those voting by post should do so no later than Friday 24 May 2019. Finally, registered voters will receive a polling card with information on the voting procedure, timing and venue no later than 21 May 2019.