E.U. Citizens will have the right to vote in next year’s Municipal Election as long as they are registered on the padrón and have expressed a wish to vote, however as currently the UK is expected to leave the E.U. two months before the election the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, released the following announcement on 11th December 2019:-
“Once the UK leaves the EU, UK nationals will no longer be eligible to vote in European elections. However, the Spanish Electoral Census Office has confirmed that UK nationals currently remain eligible to register to vote in the next local elections which will be held in May 2019. If you wish to vote in those elections you must declare your intention to vote before the deadline of 30 January 2019. As your right to vote in local elections will not automatically continue once the UK leaves the EU, the Spanish Electoral Census Office has said UK nationals will remain on the voting register until the end of March 2019. However, as part of the preparations for the UK’s exit from the EU, the UK government is seeking a bilateral agreement with Spain and, if agreed before March 2019, it would allow you to remain registered to vote past this date. Discussions with the Spanish Government are underway and, as and when further information is available on the progress of a bilateral agreement, we will update this page”.
Registering on the padrón (see below) if you are not already and confirming your wish to vote can be done at Mazarrón Town Hall, there are also plans for a padrón registration service to be available once a week at the Camposol Social Centre on Sector B, details to be announced.
Citizens of countries with reciprocal voting agreements with Spain, which are Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, New Zealand, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Korea, Iceland and Trinidad and Tobago will also be able to vote in the municipal elections of 2019, but must be registered on the padrón and register their wish to vote between 1st December 2018 and 15th January 2019, letters are due to be sent by the Electoral Census Office to those registered on the padrón but not on the voting list, although if a letter is not received before the end of December it may be prudent to seek confirmation with Mazarrón Town Hall.
Mazarrón Town Hall have supplied the following information
Documentation required to register on the padrón:
PERSONAL DOCUMENTS: Passport and N.I.E document, plus:-
IF OWNER OF THE PROPERTY: Proof of recent documentation relating to the ownership of the property:-
Latest contribution documentation (IBI invoice).
Nota simple from the Registro de la Propiedad (Land Registry)
Recent water or electricity invoice
IF RENTING THE PROPERTY: Proof of recent documentation relating to the ownership of the property:-
Latest contribution documentation (IBI invoice)
Nota simple from the Registro de la Propiedad (Land registry)
Escritura of the property (Deeds)
Invoice of water or electricity
Rental Contract or Authorisation for obtaining the Padron at this address