Staff reporter
EU residents in Spain and the Balearics go to the European election booths in June, but so far, in the Balearics, out of the 59.716 EU citizens entitled to vote, just 9.421 have expressed their intention to vote.

Across Spain, there is similar apathy amongst the European community. According to the electoral rolls, there are 665'083 EU citizens eligible to vote in June, but only 62'278 intend to do so.

Here in the Balearics, 2.806 British and Irish residents will be voting, 2'008 of those will be voting in Majorca.
The largest European Union vote block is the German and Austrian, 3'411 of which will be voting.
With ten new member states joining the EU next month, there will also be a number of Poles, Czechs, Hungarians, Slovenians and Lithuanians voting in the Balearics.

According to the National Statistics Institute, Alicante has the largest community of European Union “possible” voters with 146.587 on the electoral roll. Malaga and Madrid are second and third with the Balearics in fourth place. Nationwide, however, the biggest foreign vote winner is the British community.

There are 176'829 Britons registered to vote in Spain compared with 135'743 German residents.


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