Last chance to check registered to cast vote

PEOPLE registered on the padrón as a resident in Spain, including British nationals, has until and including Monday (April 11) to check with their town hall whether they are on the list of registered voters. This period started on Monday April 4 ahead of the local and regional elections across Spain on 22 May.

According to the British Embassy in Madrid, if not on the list, in most cases residents can request to be added.

There have been conflicting reports suggesting residents who are on the municipal register (Padron) but have not registered to vote can do so before Monday. To avoid any confusion it is advised readers check with their local town hall if new registrations are being accepted.

Throughout Spain 35,381,270 people will be able to vote in the municipal elections on May 22, and a further 19,328,936 in the regional elections.

Of the total number voting in the municipal elections, 473,574 are foreign residents, of which most, 103,355, are from Romania, followed by 102,633 from the United Kingdom and 47,031 from Germany. The fewest registered voters are from Cape Verde (22) and Cyprus (23).

From April 25, everyone who is registered to vote will receive a card telling them where they will have to do so and at what time.

Any questions regarding any stage of the electoral process can be queried at the offices or via phone on 901 101 900.

Further information is available at the website of the National Institute of Statistics,




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