[post - published Dutch] Explanation about participating in the elections

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As discussed in the Piratelab of November, we want an article to explain what is necessary for participation in the elections: https://pad.pirateparty.be/p/Elections_2019 (see below) and


Josse Sat 24 Nov 2018 4:22PM

I created a first draft underneath the facts of the pad https://pad.pirateparty.be/p/Elections_2019


Ilja Sun 25 Nov 2018 12:34PM

I just added a bunch https://pad.pirateparty.be/p/Elections_2019
I also think things are a bit different for the German part, so we should check that out a bit more as well.
And ofc the practical things I don't know like do you need permits to collect signatures in public space? How about flyering, hanging election-posters... What are the rules on expenses, income and donations, how to declare expenses, income and donations...


Josse Sat 1 Dec 2018 11:26AM

It is already quite complete. I should check tomorrow or the day after how it would look as an article.


Ilja Sat 1 Dec 2018 11:40AM

There are still some open questions:
1. Can someone sign for multiple list in one election*?
2. Can people of parlament sign for multiple list in one election?
3. How about the whole German speaking part of Belgium? I have the impression that things there are quite different. Even if we don't dig through it, we should at least mention it and link to the relevant documents.

The part Kandidaatstelling also needs a bit more info (basically just the dates and places)

And then there's the Praktisch section. I've got some feedback from the person that did the West-Flanders election last time, but it needs a good write up + needs to be checked by others who have those experiences IMO

* Don't confuse election (regional, European...) with election day. There are multiple lists in one election, and there are multiple elections on the election day.


Josse Sun 2 Dec 2018 11:26AM

I don't see the requirement anywhere that you can not participate in different elections on the same day...


Ilja Mon 3 Dec 2018 6:18PM

In https://verkiezingen.fgov.be/node/48485
Point 1. Verkiesbaarheid

Niemand mag zich kandidaat stellen voor verschillende verkiezingen die op dezelfde dag plaatsvinden.


Josse Mon 3 Dec 2018 9:49PM

Hm, indeed.


Ilja Mon 3 Dec 2018 6:27PM

Hmmm, something else I'm wondering. What if you have X candidates for election A in district Z. Can you file the same list of people for the same elections for district Y?
The only thing I find is for EU elections: not in a different country.
They don't speak about this in the federal and Flemisch documents.

That means that we just need to find candidates for one list and we can use that list in all districts!


Valerie D. Sat 8 Dec 2018 5:40PM

Nope. Because you can only be candidate in your own district (where your official address is).


Ilja Sat 8 Dec 2018 6:19PM

Some people seem to think that, but that's not true;
Flanders: https://verkiezingen.fgov.be/kandidaten-hoe-zich-kandidaat-stellen/vlaams-parlement (point 1. 5.) "uw woonplaats hebben in een gemeente binnen het Vlaamse Gewest. Het bewijs van uw woonplaats is uw inschrijving in het bevolkingsregister van uw gemeente.
Een inwoner van Leuven mag zich voor de verkiezing van het Vlaams Parlement bijvoorbeeld kandidaat stellen in Kieskring West-Vlaanderen"

Federal(Dutch): https://verkiezingen.fgov.be/kandidaten-hoe-zich-kandidaat-stellen/kamer-van-volksvertegenwoordigers (point 1. 4.) "

Uw woonplaats hebben in België.

Een inwoner van Oostende mag zich voor de verkiezing van de Kamer bijvoorbeeld kandidaat stellen in Kieskring Luxemburg.

Het bewijs van uw woonplaats is uw inschrijving in het bevolkingsregister van een Belgische gemeente."

EU(Dutch): https://verkiezingen.fgov.be/kandidaten-hoe-zich-kandidaat-stellen/europees-parlement (point 1.1.) "Uw woonplaats hebben in één van de lidstaten van de Europese Unie en Belg zijn of onderdaan van een andere lidstaat van de Europese Unie.
Een Griek die in Estland verblijft, mag zich dus bijvoorbeeld in België kandidaat stellen voor de verkiezing van het Europees Parlement. Een Belg die in Italië verblijft, mag zich ook kandidaat stellen in België voor deze verkiezing."

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