Members of municipal councils shall be elected by persons who are residents of the municipality on nomination day and who have attained the age of eighteen years on polling day.
To be entitled to vote, persons who are not nationals of a European Union member state should, on nomination day, meet the following requirements:
(a) they are legally resident in the Netherlands pursuant to section 8 (a), (b), (d), (e) or (l) of the Aliens Act 2000 or pursuant to a headquarters agreement between an international organisation and the State of the Netherlands, and
(b) they have been resident in the Netherlands for an uninterrupted period of at least five years immediately prior to nomination day and have residence rights as referred to in (a) above or are legally resident in the Netherlands pursuant to section 8 (c) of the Aliens Act 2000 or to section 3 or section 6 of the Admission and Expulsion (BES) Act.
Non-Dutch nationals and persons employed in the Netherlands as members of diplomatic or consular missions posted to the Netherlands by other States, and their non-Dutch spouses or partners and children, in so far as they have a joint household, are not entitled to vote.
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