Breaking News | Britons May Vote in the EU Elections – Vienna Events

Regardless of Brexit, British citizens living in Austria may participate in the European elections in May, the Interior Ministry confirmed.

Estimating the number between 500 and 1,000, voting rights expert Robert Stein of the Interior Ministry confirmed Monday (April 8) the right of British citizens to participate in the up-coming elections for the European Parliament, scheduled for May 23.  This applies to all Britons living in Austria as of March 12, and who are otherwise registered to vote at the EU level.

Voting rights also extend to the right to stand for office, said Stein. “As passive voting rights are fundamentally tied to the active rights,” a British citizen could also join an Austrian party election list, although should Britain eventually leave, the British MEP would…

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