Voting at home

If you are unable to vote at a polling place on the election day due to your state of health or for another good reason, you may apply for voting at home.

Voting at home is organised in the residence of the voter on the territory of the polling division. 

You can submit an application either in writing or by phone. An application by phone can be submitted only on election day until 2 p.m.  The phone number of the committee can be found on the voter's card or on the website of the National Election Committee (www.vvk.ee)

A written application can be submitted until 2 p.m. on the election day to the voting district committee. It must be sent or delivered to the rural municipality or city government (in Tallinn, district administration) or the polling division of residence of the voter. The application can be presented to the rural municipality or the city government (in Tallinn, district administration) also during the days preceding the election day.

An application to vote at home must include:

1) name of voter;
2) personal identification code of voter;
3) address of voter;
4) phone number of the voter;
5) reason for voting at home.

The reason for voting at home might be:

  • state of health

  • advanced age

  • difficult road conditions

  • lack of transport

 

If the voting district committee considers the application to be unjustified, it will inform you why the application is denied.

Voting at home is organised by at least two members of the voting district committee who arrive at your location.

You must sign the list of voters voting at home against the receipt of a ballot paper.

After filling in the ballot paper, you must fold it and deposit it into the ballot box.

If you have applied to vote at home but go to vote at the polling place while members of the voting district committee have gone to organise your voting at home, you will not be allowed to vote before the members of the district committee return.

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