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European Elections In Javea 2014

European Elections In Javea 2014
January 22
11:59 2014

On 25th May 2014, the European Parliament Elections will be held for the 8th time and in order to vote in Spain you have to be registered with your local town hall (Padron) and express a wish to vote both in local elections for 2015 and European  elections in 2014,  as this is not compulsory in Spain. Many wrongly think that once you are registered on the padron it is automatic that you get a right to vote!

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Your Vote In The Local Elections

In Javea you need to go to the main office near Mecadona and add yourself to the electoral list before 31st January.Use this link to download  the ” CERE. DFA” form to register your vote – http://www.ssreyes.org/acces/recursos/impresos/1528272291_29102012142712.pdf

In European elections, Spain is a constituency of the European Parliament, currently represented by fifty-four MEPs. It covers all of Spain and is the largest European Parliament constituency in terms of geographic area.

 

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The European Parliament represents people living in the 28 member countries of the European Union (EU). It has powers in a range of areas that affect member countries:

  • animal rights
  • consumer rights
  • the environment
  • international trade
  • regional economic development
  • workers’ rights

It has the power to approve, amend or reject new European laws. It also approves the EU budget and new members of the European Commission.

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