Kralendijk – In the upcoming March 15 elections, voters may vote by proxy. Voters who cannot vote themselves on March 15 may grant someone else as a proxy. It is punishable to approach voters personally to require a proxy.

According to the election law, continuously addressing or personally approaching voters so that they issue a private proxy is prohibited. Recruiting proxy votes violates election law and is, therefore, punishable. This is because voters must decide whether they want to vote by proxy and whom they want to authorize. Those unfairly approached to acquire proxy votes can report this to the police.

For voters who are physically unable to go to the polls but would like to vote, proxy voting is an option. Through a proxy, they can have a proxy vote for them. Only residents who have received a voting card can be authorized. The proxy’s name can be written on the back of the card. Written authorization is also possible. This can be done until March 10 at the latest at the Department of Civil Affairs.

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