In 1998, Belgium and the other European Union member States granted EU nationals the right to vote and stand for election in communal (local council) elections. In 2004, non-European nationals resident in Belgium for five years and more were granted the right to vote in communal elections, but not to stand for election.
This leaflet is intended to provide you with the practical information you need to exercise your right to vote effectively: what are the powers of the commune? Who is entitled to vote? How to go about voting? Where to find information? etc.