As of May 1, the Electoral Census Office sends a census card to all voters residing in Spain with their registration data in the census, in which they are informed of the polling station where they should vote.
On May 28, 2023, municipal elections and regional elections will be held in 12 communities: Aragón, Principality of Asturias, Illes Balears, Canarias, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Comunitat Valenciana, Extremadura, Community of Madrid, Region of Murcia, Community Foral de Navarra and La Rioja, as well as elections to the Assemblies of the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla.
Where do I vote in person?
The Electoral Census Office will send a census card by mail to citizens with the right to vote between May 1 and 9. Any change in the data of the polling station or location after that reflected on that card, will be communicated by the provincial delegation of the Electoral Census Office by postal mail to the voters, between May 9 and 22.
Voters can also check in which polling station and table they have to vote through the page enabled on the website of the National Institute of Statistics using different search criteria, and providing as mandatory data the province, the municipality and the initial of the first surname. Likewise, they can do so by electronically identifying themselves through DNIe, a recognised electronic certificate or through the Cl@ve portal.
If a digital certificate is not available, the provincial delegations of the Electoral Census Office answer queries about census cards, premises and polling stations at their offices and on the free phone number 900 343 232.
Telephone hours are Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On May 25, it will be extended from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on May 28, voting day, the hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Can I check where I vote if I go to my town hall?
Yes. The definitive list of Sections, Tables and electoral premises will be disseminated on the Internet by the Electoral Census Office and will be exposed to the public in the respective Town Halls as of May 18.
Do I vote in the same place as in the previous elections?
Voters will have to verify it on their census card or consult it electronically or by telephone. The premises or polling stations are not fixed and may vary from one election to another. The councils can propose a place that seems more suitable or accessible than in previous elections.
Where do I vote if I have recently changed my address?
Voters who have changed their address and have not yet registered in the new one or have done so after January 30, 2023, will have to go to vote at the polling station where they were registered before.
Can I vote if I turn 18 on Election Day?
Yes, but voters who have a birthday on that day will have to be registered in the electoral roll.