A growing number of Luxembourg nationals are choosing to cast their votes by post. If at the previous elections, nearly 30.000 individuals decided to elect their representatives by post, authorities expect postal voting to gain even more ground at the upcoming national elections on 14 October. Based on current predictions, nearly 50.000 individuals are set to send their votes by mail. If the estimate turns out to be true, the figure would mark a new record for Luxembourg. Voting is compulsory in the Grand Duchy and one’s failure to exercise this right may be subject to a fine.
Although it’s difficult to know the exact reasons why more voters prefer to cast their votes without going to a physical polling station on election day, to some extent, postal voting may suit the lifestyle of a growing number of Luxemburg nationals who live abroad.
At the same time, Luxemburgers residing in the country may prefer the absentee voting track if prior commitments planned for 14 October would prevent them from heading to an electoral office on the day.