April 5, 2009

2009 European Parliamentary Election

Information for Estonian Voters in Australia

ENUElections to the European Parliament will take place in Estonia on 7 June 2009.

Estonian citizens living permanently or temporarily in a foreign state may vote electronically (Internet Voting), by post or in person. This includes holders of Estonian passports.

Internet Voting is available on the web-page www.valimised.ee from 9:00 on 28 May 2009 until 20:00 on 3 June 2009.

Postal voting first requires an application to the Estonian representation:

Consulate of the Republic of Estonia
11 Langsford Street
CLAREMONT WA 6010

The application for a postal vote is here: Postal vote application

The completed application must:

  • include a copy of the personal detail page of an identity document;
  • indicate the voter’s residential address in Australia;
  • indicate the voter’s last residential address in Estonia;
  • if the voter has never had a residence in Estonia, indicate the last residence of the voter’s parents or grandparents in Estonia.

The completed application must be received by the Estonian representation not later than 8 May 2009.

Voters who apply on time and who comply with the requirements of the European Parliament Election Act will be sent a ballot paper, the list of parties, and two envelopes, together with voting instructions.

Voting in person

A voter who does not send a ballot paper to a representation of Estonia by the due date may vote in person after presenting a valid identification document and signing the list of voters at:

Estonian House, 141 Campbell Street, Surry Hills, NSW

  • 23 May 2009, 10:00-16:00
  • 25 May 2009, 16:00-20:00

Contacts:

Honorary Consul General of Estonia in Sydney – (612) 9810 7468, estconsyd@bigpond.com

Honorary Consul of Estonia in Perth – (618) 9384 2757, anuvanhattem@aol.com

Estonian National Electoral Committee: www.vvk.ee

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