Wondering where you fit in Groningen’s political landscape? English-language Vote Compass, an online electoral literacy tool, is here for the municipal election on March 16.
The voter engagement tool, which was posted yesterday by the municipality of Groningen, asks you 30 questions on issues that range from local taxes and parking in the city center to schools and wind turbines. You can then compare what you had to say with how the 16 parties that participate in the campaign look at each of the issues.
Primeur voor Groningen: naast de reguliere Nederlandstalige StemWijzer https://t.co/gxLgb0LpJT nu ook StemWijzer (Vote Pointer) in English https://t.co/qD4iu42PBW voor de vele kiesgerechtigde internationals #GR2022 #Groningen op 16 maart pic.twitter.com/oNQqNgWNWL
— Gemeente Groningen (@gem_groningen) February 17, 2022
According to Omroep OOG, the new Vote Compass is the initiative of the municipal council to boost foreigner turnout in the upcoming ballot. Research shows that many internationals do not know that they can vote in the Dutch local elections. Among those eligible to vote are EU citizens (aged 18 and above) who were registered with the municipality on January 31 or earlier, as well as non-EU nationals who have lived in the Netherlands for at least five consecutive years.
Click on the link to view a map of the polling stations in Groningen.