Benidorm hosts an informative talk on the right to vote for international residents in municipal elections


November 24, 2022
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The Assembly Hall of the Benidorm City Council will host an informative talk on December 1 for international residents about their right to vote in the municipal elections on May 28, 2023. The talk, organized by the Alicante Provincial Council with the collaboration of the Department of Foreign Residents, will last one hour, will begin at 10:30 am and will be held in Spanish and English.

The councilor for the area, Ana Pellicer, has detailed that the talk will be given by the British vice-consul in Alicante, Sara Munsterhjelm, and Brahim el Habib Draoui, from the Babelia association, who "will explain to the people attending the requirements and the procedure they must follow to be able to vote.” 

In this regard, Pellicer has advanced that "during the talk, special attention will be paid to the conditions and procedures that citizens originating from the United Kingdom have to carry out to participate in these elections, the first municipal elections that have been held since it became effective the Brexit”. This circumstance, he has specified, "means that they have to carry out a procedure and meet different requirements to those that they had to follow when they were residents of a country of the European Union." 

The same day that the informative talk is held, the period opens for residents of the community or of countries that have agreements with Spain to express their willingness to exercise the right to vote. A procedure that can be carried out by filling out a form at the City Hall or through the Internet at the Electoral Census Office https://sede.ine.gob.es )

People interested in attending the talk must confirm their presence by sending an email to info@votoresidentesalicante.com or by phone at 626 110 222.