Interior Ministry launches information website for the 9 June European elections

Apr 17, 2024 | Current affairs, Featured, Interview, Portada, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The Ministry of the Interior has launched this Tuesday, coinciding with the publication in the Official State Gazette of Royal Decree 363/2024 of 9 April, which calls for elections for Members of the European Parliament for Sunday 9 June, an informative website for these elections.

This 2024 European elections website contains relevant information for citizens on how to exercise their right to vote, the electoral calendar, and the different candidates standing for election, among other things.

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Interior Ministry launches information website

The website facilitates user-friendly navigation through the different contents presented in four main sections: general information, political groupings, polling station members and accessibility.

Voters will be able to resolve any doubts they may have on this portal regarding the modalities of voting in person or by post; the opening hours of the polling stations; personal identification documents for exercising the right to vote or who may be called to be a member of a polling station.

The website also contains very useful information for people with disabilities, to enable them to exercise their right to vote in an active, conscious, free and voluntary manner. In this regard, it should be remembered that the Administration must ensure respect for the right to equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in accessing the premises and polling stations, and for their non-discrimination.

Access can be made directly through a highlight on the website of the Ministry of the Interior and will be available in Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque, Valencian and English.

The portal complies with the current regulations on accessibility to public sector websites and applications for mobile devices, set out in Royal Decree 1112/2018, of 7 September, and Directive 2016/2102, of 26 October, and respects the accessibility standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1).

In addition to the website, Tuesday also sees the launch of the official logo for the European elections on 9 June 2024.

European elections 2024
The European regulations governing elections to the European Parliament established that the electoral procedure will be governed in each Member State by its national provisions. In Spain, this procedure is set out in Organic Law 5/1985 of 19 June 1985 on the General Electoral System, as well as in the regulations governing electoral processes.

The Royal Decree 363/2024 calling the European elections, which is published in the BOE (Official State Gazette), was approved on Tuesday 9 April by the Council of Ministers.

The elections will be held next Sunday, 9 April, and Spain will elect 61 of the 720 members of the European Parliament during the next legislature, which will last until 2029.

The election campaign will last fifteen days, beginning at 00:00 on Friday 24 May and ending at 24:00 on Friday 7 June.