European elections of May 2019
2019-01-03 | By European Parliament
The European Union has a population of over 500 million, of which around 350 million persons are able to vote during the European elections. This makes it one of the biggest electorates in the world. These millions of people can influence important decisions about the future of the EU and the challenges we face: from migration to climate change, from youth unemployment to data privacy. Have you always wondered how the EU affects the lives of 500 million persons? Why not take a quick look on the multilingual website What Europe does for me?
Now the best part: as an EU expat living in the Netherlands, you can vote here or in your home country. How? The so-called ‘How to vote?’ mobile app from Y Vote gives you all the information you need. You can find it in the Google Play Store or the iTunes store.
Maybe you think, “I already knew all of this, but my European colleague never votes, I have to tell him.” That´s great! Five years ago, the average turnout in the EU was only 42.6% and in the Netherlands even lower: 37.3%. With the website thistimeimvoting.eu, the European Parliament wants to motivate people to go to vote and help them to motivate others to do the same in order to reach a higher voting turnout. Check it out!