EU citizens can vote in Prague’s municipal elections

If you have temporary or permanent residence in Prague, and you are a citizen of an EU country, you have the right to vote in upcoming local elections.

Local city governments have great influence on quality-of-life at the neighborhood level, and voting is a powerful way to have your voice heard.

All of Prague, including Prague 3, will hold local elections on 23-24 September. You can vote in these September elections if:

  • You are at least 18 years old by voting day
  • You are a citizen of an EU member state
  • You have temporary or permanent or residence in Prague (Přechodný pobyt or Trvalý pobyt)

In order to vote, you must first register with your local city district office. Registering is fast and easy to do.

The easiest way to assure that you have the right to vote is to register at least 48 hours before election day (i.e, before 21 September). You can register in person or by mail. Legally, you can register to vote on election day at your polling place, but you can avoid complications and delays if you register now.

Please note that If you registered for a previous election, election authorities will have your ballot ready for you at your polling place.

Registering to vote in Prague 3

  • In-person registration

    Registering in person takes a few minutes, but it is the easiest way. You can register directly at the Prague 3 District office, during office hours on Mondays or Wednesdays (Lipanská 7, 130 00, Prague 3). Look for the Odbor organizační office.

    It is not necessary to fill out anything in advance. The staff there can help you with the application.

    You will need to have with you:

    • proof of identity and EU citizenship (your identity card or passport)
    • a permanent residence permit or a certificate of temporary residence in Prague 3 (Potvrzení o přechodném pobytu na území or Potvrzení o trvalém pobytu)

    Address, contact names and office hours:

  • Registration by written request

    If you prefer, you can register by post, or using Datova schranka.

    You will need to submit three documents:

    • a completed application for registration to the voter list (You can find a copy of the form here on Google Docs).
    • a copy of your identity and EU citizenship document (identity card or passport)
    • a copy of your Prague 3 temporary or permanent residence permit
  • Send these documents by post to Prague 3, Odbor organizační, Lipanská 7, 130 00, Prague 3. If you prefer, you can submit the three documents using Datova schranka to: eqkbt8g

    What happens after I register?

    A few days before the election, you will receive a paper ballot by post. The envelope will indicate your constituency code (kód volebního okrsku). You will use this code to determine your polling place.

    If you do not receive the ballot documents, or if you lose them, they will also be available at polling stations on election day.

    If you have any questions about the polling location or the voting procedure, contact the people listed above or Greens of Prague 3:

    What if I don’t register in time?

    If you do not register to vote at least 48 hours before the elections of 23-24 September, go to your polling place anyway. Bring the identifying documents described above, and the members of the election commission will register you on the spot. However, this procedure may take a little longer and there is a risk of language barriers, so we recommend registering ahead of time using one of the methods described above.

    Meet our candidates, learn about our platform, and let your voices be heard

    Ondrej Rut
    Prague 3 Deputy Mayor

    The Greens have been working for you in Prague 3’s municipal council for 16 years. We have accomplished a lot since then, and today we have even bigger plans and a broader vision.

    We have a clear understanding of what we want. We want a neighborhood where children thrive. A neighborhood that helps you care for the elderly and other loved ones. A neighborhood with solidarity that won't let you fall to the bottom.

    A neighborhood where car ownership is not a condition for contentment. A safe neighborhood with tree-lined streets.

    “The neighborhood that you want."

    Rebeka Vadasova

    I want enough places in kindergartens, and groups that support our youngest children.

    I want every child to feel welcome at school, and to be able to attend school together with other children from the neighborhood.

    I want safe routes to schools so that parents don't have to worry about letting their children go unaccompanied if they want to.

    "Quality kindergartens and schools that you can get to safely."

    Matej Michal Zaloudek
    Architect, urban planner

    I want a town hall that has strict requirements about what is to be built, where, and how, and what any new construction will bring to people.

    I want public spaces that are friendly for both children and their parents, accessible to all and where no one feels threatened.

    “A neighborhood with streets for all."

    Jana Valova
    Project manager

    I want affordable housing for all. Our neighborhood should be for everyone, not just the richest.

    I want a town hall that gives you a helping hand if you can’t do something on your own, financially or physically.

    I want support for those who work with children, young people, the sick, the elderly, and those who develop community life in our neighborhood.

    “A neighborhood that supports you.”

    Anna Gümplova
    Arts and culture producer

    I want to continue what we put in place four years ago - a town hall that communicates and engages citizens. I want a town hall that allows public participation in decision-making.

    I want public services online - faster, cheaper and more welcoming.

    “A neighborhood that you plan.”