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jasperwillem
2009-04-21, 09:46
Hey all,



Because of the wish to vote to a pirate party, I informed at the European Commity respons team in The Hage about the voting for the Netherlands. I asked if it was possible to vote for a country outside the Netherlands. The answer was that it is possible to vote for all parties registered at the Netherlands registered parties. The register of the "Kiesraad" (Vote Council). When a European party has registered here, it is possible to vote on such a party.



The large problem is that the website is just in dutch, http://tiny.cc/2FRYC, I will inform about this later on. Its very diffecult to get to the core of the organisation on this subject...



Cheerz,

2009-04-23, 13:57
Unfortunately, the closing date for registration was 10 march. So, no Piratpartiet voting in the Netherlands this time. :( Is the Piratpartiet planning on registering in other countries for the next elections?

Hyper
2009-04-30, 22:19
I also would like to vote for the Pirate Party from the Netherlands. I'm afraid that is not possible because the Dutch version of the Pirate Party is not ready yet: http://www.piratenpartij.nl/

It is not possible for a citizen of the Netherlands to vote for the Swedish Pirate Party in the Euro elections, is it?

2009-05-01, 08:19
Hyper (2009-Apr-30)I also would like to vote for the Pirate Party from the Netherlands. I'm afraid that is not possible because the Dutch version of the Pirate Party is not ready yet: http://www.piratenpartij.nl/



It is not possible for a citizen of the Netherlands to vote for the Swedish Pirate Party in the Euro elections, is it?



At this moment it is not.

jasperwillem
2009-05-01, 08:20
Oops, last comment was mine, without login...

SM5POR
2009-05-02, 00:23
Hyper (2009-Apr-30)I also would like to vote for the Pirate Party from the Netherlands. I'm afraid that is not possible because the Dutch version of the Pirate Party is not ready yet: http://www.piratenpartij.nl/

Even if it were possible to vote for them, they would need to field individual candidates to be elected, something I suppose they haven't done either.



It is not possible for a citizen of the Netherlands to vote for the Swedish Pirate Party in the Euro elections, is it?

Like jasperwillem said, you can't, assuming you are also a resident of the Netherlands. In case you are a resident of Sweden, but a citizen of any other EU member state, you may (before May 8) register to vote in Sweden instead of the state where you are a citizen, i.e. you get to "move" your right to vote in the election for the European Parliament.



If the above is not an option for you, and you really don't care about the election unless you get to vote for the pirates, you may consider a write-in vote for your national pirate party. Whether that is possible depends on your national election system; write-in votes are allowed in Sweden, but not in Germany I think. I don't know about the Netherlands.



The point of casting a write-in vote for a party that doesn't actively participate obviously isn't to send anybody to the European parliament, but to demonstrate your desire for a different party anyway. In Sweden, about a thousand write-in votes are regularly cast in an election for the national parliament (http://www.val.se/val/val2006/slutlig_ovrigt/handskrivet/R/index.html) (the Riksdag), and in our last EP election in 2004, there were 943 write-in votes (unfortunately I don't know for which parties, as that list isn't available on the Web).



When the election results are made public, including the list of write-in votes, you can use it to tell how many, if any, voters really really wished your favourite party to participate. You can then use this information when planning for future elections. If you get two write-in votes, maybe there is no real interest. If you get 200, that's an indicator of something.



But it all depends on the election system in your particular country.