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What is a declaration of support?

A declaration of support is a written declaration that a voter makes to their local authority. With this statement, the voter shows that he supports a party’s participation in the House of Representatives election. The voter is not obliged to vote for this party in the election.  A voter may make only one declaration of support. Once a declaration of support has been made and handed in, the voter cannot withdraw it.

Conditions for making a declaration of support

  • you are registered in the City of Leeuwarden;
  • you have Dutch nationality;
  • you are 18 years or older;
  • are not excluded from the right to vote.

When can you make a declaration of support?

From 25 September to 9 October. You can make an appointment for this or drop by during the town hall’s opening hours.

What to take with you?

  • You will be given a declaration of support by the political party you wish to support. You will need to take it with you. Fill in your own information but do not sign the declaration yet!
  • A valid proof of identity.

You sign the support form in the presence of a civil service official. The official registers your support. The form is then returned to you. You submit the form yourself to the political party.

Omission period

On Wednesday, 11 October, from 9 am to 5 pm and Thursday, 12 October, from 9 am to 5 pm, there will be an opportunity to rectify omissions in the submitted candidate lists.


During the omission period, there is also an opportunity to make declarations of support.

Do you have any questions?

Contact the City of Leeuwarden.