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Update: European Elections are getting closer

In only a couple of months, polls all over Europe will open and give millions of citizens the chance to exercise their right to vote. Until the elections on 23-26 May it is vital to collect information on European politics to be able to make an informed decision. Moreover, in order to avoid forfeiting one’s vote due to certain situations, such as living abroad or being unavailable on the Election Day, actions need to be taken. In this regard the EU launched a brand-new website with all the details for every country and every situation. Check it out and the sooner, the better to find out what you need to do and discover what is different compared to local or federal elections.

Do you want to get even more information? Even beyond practicalities? For those reasons, we created a resource page with many interesting links and facts on how the EU works and what it does for you. Find an answer to your burning questions here.

Or simply start with our quiz below:

Questions:

a)    Which country votes for two consecutive days?
b)    Which is the only country to offer E-voting?
c)    Which 4 countries don’t allow voting from abroad?
d)    In which 5 countries is voting compulsory?
e)    Which country had the lowest turnout in the last elections?
f)    Which country had the highest turnout (excluding the ones with compulsory voting)?
g)    Which country has the most female representatives?
h)    Which country is the first to vote, namely on 23 May?
i)    Which country votes for European and federal elections at the same time?
j)    How much does the average EU citizen pay per year towards the EU? €93, €236, €187, €306?
k)    How often are European elections held?
l)    Which country has the most MEPs?
m)    How is a political group formed? (how many MEPs from how many countries)
n)    How is the president of the European Parliament elected?