The Luxembourg consultative referendum scheduled for June 7 is expected to come with a price tag of around 1.3 million euros, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has confirmed. In answer to a parliamentary question by ADR MP Roy Reding, Bettel said that he could not give an exact figure at this point in time. Especially the costs for the communes, such as letters to residents and staffing voting booths, are only estimated at one million euros.
The state on the other hand has a budget of 365,000 euros earmarked to be spent on the ballots, envelopes for postal votes, newspaper adverts, office materials, mail and a number of other items.
The final cost will only be known after the referendum when the communes have reported all their costs.
The referendum will ask voters three questions, on foreigner voting rights, lowering voting age to 16 and limiting the number of years a politician can spend in the same post.