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European elections 2024

The importance of your vote

The European elections in 2024 will take place from Thursday to Sunday, 6 - 9 June 2024. If you are an EU citizen, you have the right to vote in these elections, together with around 400 million Europeans. And your vote matters. You are part of Europe and what it represents, and your vote will help shape and nurture our common future.

What does your vote decide?

European elections are held every five years to elect your representatives in the European Parliament, the world’s only directly elected transnational assembly. These representatives represent your interests and can shape and decide on new EU legislation. They also vote on new trade agreements, scrutinise the EU institutions and how taxpayers’ money is spent.

How and when to vote?

If you are an EU citizen, you have the right to vote and stand as a candidate in the European elections. Each EU country picks an election day from Thursday to Sunday, 6 - 9 June 2024.

How are EU leaders appointed?

Following the elections, the European Parliament votes to approve the new President of the European Commission, as well as the entire College of Commissioners. The new European Commission is then appointed by the European Council.

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For any further questions about the European elections, contact the EU in writing or by calling 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11 from inside the EU (free phone) or 0032 2 299 96 96 from outside the EU (standard international rate).