Voting at polling place

You must bring an identity document with you to the polling division. Identity documents include:

  • ID-card
  • Estonian passport
  • diplomatic passport
  • seafarer’s discharge book
  • driver’s licence
  • pension certificate

Everyone votes for themselves and it is not possible to authorise someone else to use your right to vote.

A member of the voting district committee gives you a ballot paper.

You must sign the list of voters against the receipt of the ballot paper.

You must fill in the ballot paper yourself in the voting booth.

If you are unable to fill in the ballot paper yourself due to a physical disability, another voter, but not a candidate, may do so at your request and in your presence.

You must write the registration number of the candidate of your choice in the designated space on the ballot paper. At a referendum, you must make a cross or any other comprehensible mark in the box you prefer: Yes or No.

A spoiled or defective ballot paper must be returned to the voting district committee to be replaced. If you have already marked your voting decision on the ballot paper, you must cross it out before returning the paper to the voting district committee, in a way as to render the choice illegible.

Voters must not take ballot papers outside the polling place.

After filling in the ballot paper, fold it and hand it to a member of the voting district committee who will affix the seal of the division committee to the outside of the folded ballot paper.

You must deposit the ballot paper in the ballot box yourself. If you are unable to do it yourself due to a physical disability, another voter, but not a candidate, may do so at your request and in your presence.

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