Municipal Council Election Act

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§ 5. Right to vote and stand as candidate
(1) Estonian citizens and citizens of the European Union who have attained 16 years of age by election day and whose permanent residence, i.e. residence the address details of which have been entered in the Estonian population register (hereinafter population register), is located in the corresponding rural municipality or city have the right to vote.
(2) An alien has the right to vote if he or she meets the conditions specified in subsection (1) of this section and:
1) resides in Estonia on the basis of a long-term residence permit or the right of permanent residence.
(3) A person who has been divested of his or her active legal capacity with regard to the right to vote does not have the right to vote.
(4) A person who has been convicted by a court and is serving a sentence in a custodial institution shall not participate in voting.
(5) Every Estonian citizen and citizen of the European Union who has the right to vote, who has attained 18 years of age by the last day for the registration of candidates and whose permanent residence is located in the corresponding rural municipality or city not later than on 1 August of an election year has the right to stand as a candidate.
(6) A person in active service in the Defence Forces or a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence by a court and is serving a prison sentence shall not stand as a candidate for election to a council.

Type of law: 
National constitutional law
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Country: 
Estonia