The British Embassy in Madrid has published the following advice over voting in the local elections in Spain next year.
"A reminder about your right to vote in next year’s Spanish municipal elections and what you need to do to make sure you are registered.
As a result of the agreement that was signed between the UK and Spain in 2019, all UK nationals who have been resident here for three years are entitled to vote in the Spanish municipal elections on 28 May 2023. But you must make sure you have done the following first:
- be registered on the padrón municipal where you live and
- confirm your registration on the electoral roll (censo electoral) within the dates set by the electoral authorities before each election.
If you are not already on the padrón or are not sure if it is up to date, you should register or check your status as soon as possible.
You can read more guidance from the Spanish electoral authorities:
The Oficina del Censo Electoral (OCE) is in the process of writing to everyone who, according to the relevant databases, have the right to vote. Once you receive their correspondence, check the information is correct, sign the declaration and return it to the stated address or finalise the process online, according to the instructions. We know that some people have not received the letter yet and are concerned about missing the window to register. If you don’t receive the letter, get in touch with your town hall to check what you need to do to get on the electoral roll. In order to be able to vote next year, you must register on the electoral roll between 1 December 2022 and 15 January 2023."