More than 114,200 Greek diaspora voters register for European elections

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Greece’s Interior Ministry has revealed that more than 114,200 voters have registered for mail-in balloting in the European Parliament elections set for June 9, exceeding the turnout from abroad last year.

Over 33,350 registered voters reside outside of Greece, with the majority located in Europe. From Oceania, which includes Australia, only 614 Greeks have registered to vote.

We've got everything you need to know ahead of the election. Photo: limenikanea.gr.
Everything you need to know ahead of the election. Photo: limenikanea.gr.

According to Ekathimerini, this election marks the first time all Greek expatriates, regardless of their residence, can participate without any limitations or restrictions.

Citizens aged 41-60 make up the majority of registrants (39.6%). Younger and older populations are also highly engaged, indicating a general interest in postal voting across generations.

How to register to vote:

  • Which electoral process does it concern? European elections, June 9th
  • What is the registration deadline? April 29th
  • Where do I register? On the platform https://epistoliki.ypes.gov.gr/login
  • How do I register? Either with your TaxisNet codes or with a valid Greek passport number, combined withthe ID number / municipality registration number
  • I don’t have a valid passport or TaxiNet codes, how can I register? At any Greek Consulate, with any Greek identification document, identity card, passport or driver’s license, even if they are old / expired
  • What information should I fill in? Contact details, residential address and the address to which I wish the electoral material to be sent. No documents required!
  • Where can I find instructions? Here: https://tinyurl.com/3p7shkku (in GR)
  • I need more help. What can I do? Call +30 210 626 6222 – available 24/7
  • When will I receive the envelope with the electoral material? Within May, at the address already stated during the registration process. The envelope will contain detailed instructions.
  • Until when should I send it back to Greece? The envelope must be received by June 8, 17.00 pm Greek time. The shipping address is pre-filled.

The online registration platform at epistoliki.ypes.gov.gr will remain open until Monday, April 29. Participation is expected to increase even further as the platform enters its final week of operation. 

Source: Ekathimerini

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