Who is eligible to vote?
Every Lebanese individual who has attained the legal age stipulated in the constitution (21 years), whether or not resident on the Lebanese territory, shall be entitled to vote.
Who is not eligible to vote?
All the individuals listed under Article 4,5 and 6. [Source]
• Persons deprived by legal sentence of their civil rights
• Persons convicted to be permanently disqualified from public service at any grades or positions
• Persons disqualified from their grades or public service temporarily, until the end of the disqualification period
• Persons convicted of a felony etc ..
Non-retired military personnel (ISF, Public security, State Security, Customs Police, Lebanese Army etc ..) are not allowed to vote as well..
What is the legal age for voting?
The legal voting age is still 21 years in Lebanon. It should have been reduced to 18 years back in 2008 but the proposed law didn’t pass.
What are the documents needed to vote?
You need an identity card or a valid passport to vote. An individual civil registry extract or the old voting card are NOT valid.
Where can I get an ID?
If you don’t have an ID, it’s probably too late for the upcoming elections in Beirut but you should do it anyway. Go to the mayor or the registration office in your district and fill an ID Request Form. You will need individual civil registry extract and two passport photos. You can track your application [here].
Where can I vote?
The first municipal elections will take place on May 8th in Beirut, Bekaa, Baalbeck and Hermel. Polling stations are open from 7 AM to 7 PM. If you want to know where is the nearest polling station to you, check out this [link].
When are the elections taking place?
The first municipal elections will take place on May 8th in Beirut, Bekaa, Baalbeck and Hermel.
Mount Lebanon will follow on May 15th, then South Lebanon & Nabatieh on May 22nd and finally North Lebanon and Akkar on May 29.
Guidelines to follow when you’re voting:
– Make sure you check the names properly before voting.
– If you are making your own list, write down the names neatly.
– The voting booth is mandatory and you have to enter it by yourself.
I highly recommend you watch the below video for further details:
If you want more information, you can also call the Minister of Interior and Municipalities’ hotline 1766 or visit [elections.gov.lb].