Requesting a vote by mail is a very interesting option for those voters who cannot go to their polling station in person the day of the municipal elections. When requesting a vote by mail, the voter will receive the necessary documentation to be able to vote comfortably from her home, without having to travel on the day of the municipal elections.
This option is especially useful for those who are sickhave mobility problems or are out from your place of residence on the date of the election.
Application until May 18
If you plan to vote, but you won’t be able to go to your polling place in person on next may 28Don’t worry, because you can apply to vote by mail until May 18. To do this, you will need to get the Certificate of Registration in the Electoral Census corresponding document, which is essential to be able to vote by correspondence.
And best of all, now, thanks to technology, you can request it by via telematics through the Correos website (www.correos.es). In this way, you will not have to go in person to a post office and you can do it from your home.
To request a vote by mail electronically, you must prove your identity by means of an electronic signature, using the natural person certificates recognized by the Ministry of Industry or the electronic DNI (DNI-e). In this way, you will be able to exercise your right to vote without having to worry about travel, waiting times or last-minute unforeseen events.
You can also do it in any post office from the country. However, it is important that you take into account that the request must be made personally by each voter, except in special cases in which an illness or disability -accredited by official medical certification- prevents him from personally formulating the request. In these cases, another authorized person may submit the request on his behalf.
If you are a voter residing in Spain and have decided to request a vote by mail for the next elections, it is important that you take into account that you will not be able to vote in person at the polling station the day of the vote.
When are they shipped?
Once Correos receives the applications, it will deliver them to the Provincial Delegations of the Electoral Census Office, which will send the applicants, from May 8, the necessary documentation so that they can exercise the vote by mail. Voters who have requested to vote in this way should take into account that the period for depositing votes by correspondence will end on the day May 24 of 2023.
It is essential to bear in mind that the term for depositing votes by correspondence is limited and, therefore, it is advisable not to leave the request for the last moment. In addition, it must be taken into account that, although the term ends on May 24, it is possible that the vote by mail takes several days to reach the corresponding polling station, so it is important to request it and send it well in advance.
It is important to remember that the right to vote is a fundamental right and a form of citizen participation essential in a democracy. Therefore, it is important to exercise this right consciously and responsibly, choosing those political options that best represent our interests and values. Don’t miss the opportunity to make your voice heard in the upcoming elections.