Information for citizens of European Union, permanently residing in Lithuania

With regard to the forthcoming European Parliament Elections all EU citizens registered as residents in the Population Register of the Republic of Lithuania till the 3rd of April have the right to vote or stand as a candidate in elections to the European Parliament in the Republic of Lithuania.

The EU Member States will hold elections to the European Parliament on 4-7th June 2009. On 2nd December 2008, the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania adopted a resolution, scheduling the European Parliament Elections in Lithuania for Sunday 7th June 2009.   

Under EU Directive 93/109/EC and the Law on Elections to the European Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, you, as all other citizens of the Member States of the European Union, have the right to choose where you would like to vote - in Lithuania or in the country of which you are a citizen. You cannot vote at the same elections twice. 

If you choose to vote in the country of your citizenship, you should contact its diplomatic mission or consular post.  

If you choose to elect Members of the European Parliament who will take the seats allocated to the Republic of Lithuania, you should fill in the official Voter Registration Form indicating your intention to vote at the European Parliament Elections in the Republic of Lithuania on 7th of June 2009 and return it to the Central Electoral Commission. The Central Electoral Commission posted an official Voter Registration Form to all EU nationals listed on the Population Register of the Republic of Lithuania. If you are listed on the Population Register, but have not received the Voter Registration Form, you can apply directly to the Central Electoral Commission.

You can return your Voter Registration Form to the Central Electoral Commission by post or in person to the following address:

Vyriausioji rinkimų komisija (The Central Electoral Commission),
Gedimino pr. 53, 01109  Vilnius-2.

Upon receipt of the filled-in Voter Registration Form, the Central Electoral Commission will enter your name on the electoral roll of the Republic of Lithuania and will request the electoral authorities of your home country to remove your name from its electoral rolls.

For more information, you can contact the office of Central Electoral Commission in the following ways: tel. no. 2396 193, e-mail miskac@lrs.lt, and visit our website at http://www.vrk.lt/.

If no later than until 6:00 p.m. on the election day, a voter who has not been entered on the electoral roll of the polling district and who confirms in writing that he has not voted in these elections either in any other State or by post, or in any other polling district of the Republic of Lithuania, addresses the electoral committee of this polling district and submits the document confirming the citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania or any other Member State of the European Union with the address of the place of residence recorded therein, or the document confirming the citizenship and the document concerning his stated place of residence (the place of residence must be attached to the territory of this polling district), the polling district committee shall enter the voter on the additional electoral roll of the polling district, shall allow him to vote according to the procedure established by the Central Electoral Commission.

VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS (in latvian, in italian, in french, in polish and in german languages):

DEKLARĀCIJA PAR BALSOŠANAS IZVĒLI EIROPARLAMENTA VĒLĒŠANĀS LIETUVAS REPUBLIKĀ 2009.GADA 7.JŪNIJĀ

DICHIARAZIONE PER LA SCELTA DI VOTO NELLE ELEZIONI DEL PARLAMENTO EUROPEO DEL 7 GIUGNO 2009 NELLA REPUBBLICA LITUANA

DÉCLARATION CONCERNANT LA DÉCISION DE VOTER AUX ÉLECTIONS AU PARLEMENT EUROPÉEN DU 7 JUIN 2009 EN RÉPUBLIQUE DE LITUANIE

OŚWIADCZENIE WOLI UDZIAŁU W WYBORACH DO PARLAMENTU EUROPEJSKIEGO W REPUBLICE LITEWSKIEJ W DN. 7 CZERWCA  2009 r.

ERKLÄRUNG ÜBER DIE ENTSCHEIDUNG BEI DEN WAHLEN ZUM EUROPÄISCHEN PARLAMENT AM 7. JUNI  2009 IN DER REPUBLIK LITAUEN ZU WÄHLEN