Europeans appear eager to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament to take place on June 6-9 with eight in 10 saying the current geopolitical situation makes voting even more important, according to the latest Eurobarometer.

According to the EU-wide spring survey of some 26,000 people carried out in February and March, 60% of those polled said they were interested in the elections marking increase over 2023 and 2019 and 71% that they are likely to vote.

In Greece, 56% percent said they were interested in the June elections, with 76% saying that they will likely vote. In line with the EU trend, the majority of Greeks (78%) acknowledge the importance of voting particularly in view of the current geopolitical conditions.

“Today’s Eurobarometer shows that citizens are aware that the stakes are high at the ballot box. That the future of Europe starts with the EU elections 2024 in June,” said European Parliament President Roberta Metsola via her X (former twitter) account.

According to the findings, 81% of EU citizens and 77% in Greece hold a positive or neutral view of the European Parliament. Of those polled, 56% said they would like the European Parliament to play a more important role.

In Greece, 73% say they would like a stronger role for Parliament. Top issues that need to be addressed, according to those surveyed, were fighting poverty and social exclusion, public health, the economy and creating new jobs, defense and security. In Greece, more than 56% said they wanted campaigns to focus on public health, jobs (55%), and measures to address poverty and social exclusion (55%).

Useful EU Election Info

The elections will be held in Greece on June 9 2024. Those who turn 17 this year have the right to vote. Greek citizens who wish to vote using the newly instituted postal vote mechanism from Greece or abroad should register here by April 29, 2024.

Greek or EU citizen voting in Greece takes place at your polling station which is based on your residential address with ID or passport. To find it, visit the Interior Ministry.

Voting is mandatory but exemptions are foreseen for those above 70 years of age and for voters who are abroad.


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