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24 Answers to 24 Questions about the European Elections

14 Mar , 2024  

Vienna, Brussels, 14 March 2024: Election-Watch.EU compiled 24 Answers to 24 Questions (Q&A) surrounding the 6-9 June 2024 European Parliament elections. This document aims to support a broad, interested public, but especially a new generation of young and first-time voters, who can engage with the issue in the run-up to the European elections and use the Q&A as a basis for discussion in civic education classes. 

Election-Watch.EU engages in voter education as part of its agenda to strengthen civil society participation in the safeguarding of electoral integrity and in the shaping of inclusive and comprehensible electoral processes. The Q&A also includes a section on election observation, which is recognised internationally as a means of supporting and strengthening democratic processes and represents the core competence of Election- Watch.EU.

European elections are of great political importance for citizens in every European Union (EU) Member State. However, over the past years, voter participation in European elections has been rather low, having seen an increase in 2019 for the first time in two decades. Low turnout often results from a weak understanding of the EU and insufficient knowledge about the electoral process. Moreover, European elections differ according to each Member State’s electoral law, as there are no unified electoral rules for the whole Union.

Election-Watch.EU provides these Questions & Answers (Q&A) as part of the Supporting Engagement in European Elections and Democratic Societies (SEEEDS) project.   

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