Organization : Electoral Commission Malta
Facility : Form 2 for Change in Address
Country : Malta
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Malta Electoral Form 2 for Change in Address
What is the electoral register? :
The electoral register lists the names, surnames, Identity/eResidence Card numbers and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in elections and referenda. It is published twice yearly in three formats, both in paper form and on cd. First, there is the General Elections register, published in 13 volumes (districts).
Related : Malta Electoral Application Form for Registration as Voter F1 : www.electionin.org/518.html
This lists those persons entitled to vote to elect members of the House of Representatives, of the European Parliament, as well as in national referenda. Secondly, there is the local council register, in 68 volumes (one for each locality), listing those persons entitled to vote to elect councillors in their locality. In this register there are, besides the Maltese citizens, those EU citizens registered as residents in the Maltese Islands.
Thirdly, there is also the European Union electoral register, listing those non-Maltese EU citizens registered as residents in the Maltese Islands who opt to apply to vote in Malta to elect members to the European Parliament.
How can I change my address on the electoral register? :
The Electoral Register is updated whenever there is an application for a change of address on the eIdentity Card or on the eResidence Card. Therefore, all you have to do is to apply for a change of address on your identification card at the relative offices.
Besides my regular residence I also have a Summer resort flat. Can I be registered to vote at both addresses? :
Every qualified person can only be registered once at one’s ordinary residence as a voter, and this at one’s main residential address.
I have dual citizenship. Does this affect my voting rights? :
Provided you have certified documentation of your dual nationalities this does not affect your electoral registration. However, you must satisfy the nationality and other constitutional qualification criteria. Note that registration as a voter is not automatic but you must apply to be so registered.
Where and how do I register?
Since all election regulations necessitate that a voter must possess a valid identity card or eResidence card so that the Electoral Office can also have the photographic image of the voter, one should apply as follows:
Maltese Citizens Identity Malta Agency, Gattard House, National Road, Blata l-Bajda, Tel. 21226627/8
28A, St Francis Square, Victoria, Gozo, Tel. 21556317
Non-Maltese Citizens Citizenship Department, Ground Floor, Evans Building, St Elmo Square, Valletta, Tel. 25904800, 25904000
eResidence Card Unit, Ministry for Gozo, St Francis Square, Victoria, Gozo , Tel. 22156121
When one applies either for the eIdentity Card or the eResidence Card one is automatically applying to be registered as a voter when one completes the relevant application forms.
When can I register to vote?
You can register to vote at any time of the year but since the electoral register is published every April and October, it would be best if you register prior to the closing dates, that is, before 31st March and 30th September.
Who can apply to have his name listed in the electoral register? :
For the General Elections electoral register any citizen of Malta who has reached the age of 18 years of age and who has resided in Malta for at least six months in the last eighteen months prior to registration may apply. Those who are listed in this register are also automatically entitled to vote during Referenda, local council elections and elections for the European Parliament. One must possess a Malta identity card.
For the Local Councils register any citizen of the European Union who is officially resident in the Maltese Islands, and is in possession of an identity card or eResidence card issued in Malta may apply. The minimum age of entry in this register is of 16 years.
For the European Union electoral register any citizen of the European Union who is officially resident in the Maltese Islands, and who opts to vote in Malta for Members of the European Parliament may apply. Once registered, the person would be renouncing his right to vote in the same elections in his home country. Such a person must be 18 years of age and possess an identity card or eResidence card issued in Malta.
How can I check if my name is in the electoral register? :
The electoral register is not found online. A hard copy is found at the local council, at the District Police Station and at the Electoral Office. One can also phone the electoral office on tel. number 21221994 or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out. One’s identity card or eResidence card number needs to be quoted for this check. The register may also be purchased from the Department of Information either in paper form or on cd.