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European Elections

European Elections

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS
Tienes que firmarlo, escanearlo y enviarlo todo (Copia DNI/NIE/PASAPORTE y texto de aceptación) como adjunto a:
You have to sign, scan and send everything with a copy of your DNI/NIE/PASSPORT and acceptance text) to: madridescapital@madridinteligente.org

Los datos de contacto en un documento aparte o en el cuerpo del email.
Attach your contact details in a separate document or within the body of the email.

Además luego tienes que entregarme a mi el original de su aceptación que mandaré a Madrid Inteligente(mi dirección te mandaré por messenger o whatsapp).
Then you must send to me the original of your acceptance that I shall send to Madrid Inteligente (my address I shall send to you by messenger or whatsapp).

REQUISITOS FORMALES
Copia del DNI, NIE o Pasaporte
2) Datos de contacto (email y móvil) y firmar la aceptación de la participación en las listas electorales.
3) Profesión

FORMAL REQUIREMENTS
Copy of DNI, NIE or Passport
2) Contact details (email and mobile) and sign the acceptance for participation in the electoral lists
3) Profession

TEXTO DE ACEPTACIÓN PARA FORMAR PARTE DE LAS CANDIDATURAS ELECTORALES
Acepto mi incorporación en las listas electorales municipales, autonómicas y europeas de MADRID INTELIGENTE y juro que no me afecta ninguna de las razones legales que determinarían ni mi inelegibilidad ni mi incompatibilidad.

TEXT FOR ACCEPTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTORAL CANDIDACY
I accept my incorporation in the municipal, autonomous regions and European electoral lists of MADRID INTELIGENTE and I swear that there is no legal reason that would determine my ineligibility or incompatibility.

NOMBRE / FIRST NAME
APELLIDOS / FAMILY NAME
DIRECCIÓN / ADDRESS (SPAIN)
CÓDIGO POSTAL / POSTAL CODE
CIUDAD / PROVINCIA // CITY /PROVINCE
DNI O PASAPORTE / ID OR PASSPORT
NACIONALIDAD / NATIONALITY
FECHA DE NACIMIENTO / DATE OF BIRTH
SEXO / GENDER
ACEPTO (FIRMA) / I ACCEPT (SIGNATURE):

No tienes que preocuparte porque no tienes que hacer nada. Ni reuniones ni presentaciones ni mesas para pedir el voto (salvo que quieras participar, claro). Solo estás mostrando tu apoyo.
Lo único es que tienes que ser RESIDENTE EN ESPAÑA.
Y gracias por el apoyo. Es importante que tengamos voz en la UE.

You have nothing to worry about because you will have nothing to do. No meetings, no presentations etc to ask for the vote (just that you want to participate, of course). You are just showing your support.
The only requirement is that you have to be a RESIDENT IN SPAIN.
And thank you for your support. It is important that we have a voice in the EU.
Anne Hernández

OUR CAMPAIGN – VOTING RIGHTS.

OUR CAMPAIGN – VOTING RIGHTS.

OUR LOCAL VOTING RIGHTS IN SPAIN – how can you help?

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As of 29 March 2019 and officially non-EU citizens, we probably won’t be able to vote in the Spanish local elections in May 2019 and those British residents here who have so ably represented us on Spanish local councils may well find themselves prohibited from standing in the municipal elections after our departure from the EU, despite being wanted on their local council and nominated in December / January.

This right to vote here has not been properly considered yet so we need to ensure that the situation is identified and solved well before the end of this year. It looks like Spain and the UK will need to sign a bilateral agreement which will enable us to vote in the Spanish local elections and vice versa post-March 2019. 

Spain already has a bilateral arrangement with a number of other non-EU countries and we want them to agree the same arrangement for us as British residents in Spain. We have received no resistance to this proposal yet from any Council we have spoken to so how can you help?

Our British Ambassador has already raised it with the Spanish MFA and with London – No 10, Cab Off, DexEU and FCO. 

We need to raise awareness and gain support for this here and time is pressing so please go to our website www.brexpats.es and copy and forward the letter written in Spanish to your local Town Hall.  

Together we can make this happen!

TRANSLATION OF LETTER –

As you all know, on 29 March 2019 the UK will leave the EU.  From that date, the British will cease to be citizens of the EU.

We are many British residents here in Spain and we want to continue with the right to vote in the local elections but as non-EU citizens, it is likely we will not be able to.  Furthermore, there are many British Councillors in the Spanish Town Halls who represent us here and they will not be able to offer themselves for election.

Since 2011 Spain already has bilateral agreements with other countries – Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Columbia, South Korea, Ecuador, Iceland, Norway, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago for whom reciprocal voting rights are recognized in the local elections and we want the same agreement and for it to be constitutionally recognised.

We need the help of all the Spanish boroughs to be able to achieve this and that is why we request your help.

 

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Our Local Voting Rights in Spain

Our Local Voting Rights in Spain

 

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There is a problem on the horizon that until very recently has been ignored, forgotten or just overlooked.  It is also an issue that some expats living here permanently don’t understand or maybe even care about but it is vital to our continued lifestyle in Spain and our integration into the Spanish life.

Despite the fact that the UK government has promised to restore our voting rights as expats for life it probably won’t happen until 2024. So for many of us we won’t be able to vote in the next election in the UK or maybe even the one after that and that is assuming it goes through Parliament in the first place.

Now what has been ignored or missed is that as of 29 March 2019 we probably also won’t be able to vote in the Spanish local elections in May 2019.

Worse still, those British expat residents who have so ably represented us on Spanish local councils may well find themselves prohibited from standing in the municipal elections after our departure from the EU on 29 March, despite being wanted on their local council and nominated in December / January.

So, no vote in the UK if out of the country for 15+ years, no vote in the EU elections and now no vote in the municipal elections here in Spain. We will be completely disenfranchised! It begs the question as to quite what we British residents in the EU stand for even though we proudly retain and defend our British passports.

This right to vote here has not been properly considered yet so we need to ensure that the situation is identified and solved well before the end of this year. It looks like Spain and the UK will need to sign a bilateral agreement which will enable us to vote in the Spanish local elections and vice versa post-March 2019. We’re also aware of the limited time we have left to sort this given the local elections in May 2019. 

Spain already has a bilateral arrangement with a number of other non-EU countries (Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Columbia, South Korea, Iceland, Ecuador, Norway, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago) for voting in local elections. Both the UK and Spanish government have been made aware of how important and time sensitive this is.

BREXPATS IN SPAIN will be commencing a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of this issue. We will be working with Mayors, councils, local, national and international press and media, the English, Spanish and the EU. We are ably supported by the Ciudadanos, the Spanish political party, and have individual support from countless Spanish mayors but we need to also petition the UK government MP’s and parties.

This is a major task and we will need your support! You will be able to help us over the coming months without too much effort. Over the next few weeks please make sure you are registered on our website and keep watching for further details.

IF YOU LIVE IN SPAIN, HELP US TO HELP YOU!

Anne Hernández, President BREXPATS IN SPAIN 

Richard T Hill, Vice President BREXPATS IN SPAIN

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