April 5, 2009

2009 European Parliamentary Election

Information for Estonian Voters in Australia
 

Elections 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 thanMay 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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