European Parliament elections 2014

Voting information

All citizens of Estonia and the European Union who are permanently residing in Estonia and have attained 18 years of age have the right to vote. Persons who have been divested of their active legal capacity and persons who are serving sentence in a penal institution cannot vote. The voter has to be entered in the list of voters of the of the local government of his or her residence according to the population register by 25 April.

There are several ways of voting in Estonia: voting on election day, advance voting and electronic voting. From Thursday, 15 May to Sunday, 18 May, it is possible to vote in advance in county towns independently of the place of residence.

Advance voting in voting district of residence is possible on 19–21 May. During that period, there is at least one voting district in each rural municipality or city where it is also possible to vote outside the voting district of residence.

Voters who are not staying in their residence due to their state of health or for another good reason may submit an application to vote at their location (e.g. in hospital, nursing home, residence which is not registered as place of residence in the population register). It is possible to vote in this way from Monday to Wednesday of the week preceding the election day. The closest voting district committee or rural municipality or city government have to be informed in writing of the request to vote.

On the day of elections a voter can vote only in the voting district of his or her residence. If a voter is unable to vote at a polling place due to his or her state of health or for another good reason, he or she may apply to vote at home. Application to vote at home can be submitted both in written form and by telephone. Ballot box for voting at home can be ordered by telephone only on election day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It is also possible to vote electronically independently of the location of the voter. Electronic voting will begin on 15 May at 9 a.m. and end on 21 May at 8 p.m. In order to vote electronically, you need an ID card or mobile ID and a computer with Internet connection. It is possible to change the e-vote by voting again electronically or by voting with ballot paper at the polling place during advance voting. If a voter who has voted electronically changes his or her vote at the polling place, only the vote given there on ballot paper will be taken into account.


Voting in Foreign States

Information about voting in foreign states can be found on the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Voting in Foreign States