The PSOE of the Costa del Sol open Foreign Voters Offices in Fuengirola, Benalmádena and Torremolinos
The PSOE of the towns of the Costa del Sol are making a huge effort to include you into next electoral process when your voice will definitely be heard. For that, they have launched the campaign “Your voice must be heard”, which consists of providing you with a complete guidance and advice at PSOE Foreign Voters Office , which is open at your service every Wednesday from 18.00 till 20.00 in PSOE Fuengirola (calle Molino, 7) and Torremolinos (calle Europa, 48); and every Friday from 18.00 till 20.00 in Benalmádena (avda.García Lorca, s/n).
If you are an EU citizen with residence in the Costa del Sol or you are coming from one of the countries with current established agreements with Spain (at present Olivia, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Korea, Ecuador, Island, Chile, Ecuador, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago) being at least eighteen years of age before the coming Election date, then you are entitled to vote in the elections, taking place every four years, next one being on the 24th of May 2015.
If you are on the official census records of the town hall <<empadronamiento>>, that is not enough to vote. But you will be allowed to vote if you are Registered in the Electoral Census. This can be achieved at the Registration Office at the Town Hall in the statistics department of your town. This is done by filling in a form giving you the right to vote, deadline for applications of EU citizens is 30th December 2014, for citizens coming from countries having agreements with Spain, deadline is 15th January 2015.
Once you have done the formality of the registration, your data is permanently in the Electoral Census to vote in Spain, until you wish to cancel it.
In case you have found yourself stuck in the middle of completion of your registration at the Electoral Census, in the PSOE Foreign Voters office there will be English speaking staff that will be able to provide you with a complete guidance from A to Z and answer all relevant questions.
Although you are a foreigner and you might think that it is irrelevant to take part in the local elections, but the result of them will affect you. As this is the case, there must be a “stop and think” element as you are going to be the one who decides whom you wish to be governed by.