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Hungarian nationals living abroad with no residential address in Hungary (i.e. external nationals) who were previously entered on the electoral roll upon their application for registration may apply for their removal from the central electoral roll (removal of their registration).
An application must be submitted to be removed from the electoral roll.
The application may be submitted by electronic means or by post.
1. By electronic means
The application may be submitted by electronic means, with or without electronic authentication, using this link.
2. By post
The form required to submit the application by post is available for download (in pdf format) here.
After downloading from the website, printing and completing the application, it must be sent to the National Election Office by post to H-1397 Budapest, Pf.: 547.
A notification of removal of the registration on the electoral roll or a decision of rejection of the removal is delivered to the email address, facsimile number or postal address indicated in the application.
An application for removal from the electoral roll should be submitted if a voter wants his/her information registered on the basis of his/her application for registration on the electoral roll removed from the central electoral roll.
Information of voters living abroad with no registered residential address in Hungary is kept on the central electoral roll for 10 years from registration, unless a voter participates in national elections in the meantime or had his/her registered information amended or requested the extension of his/her registration on the electoral roll. In such cases, the 10-year time limit starts on the date of occurrence of the events listed above instead of the date of registration.
In summary: information registered on the electoral roll may be removed from the central electoral roll for the following reasons:
at the end of the 10-year time limit.
Applications for removal from the electoral roll may be submitted at any time.
The National Election Office takes a decision on the application for removal from the electoral roll within 5 days of its receipt or, during the period following the announcement of the date of the election, on the day of its receipt.
No other documents are required to be submitted in addition to the application.
No payment obligation arises from submitting an application.
National Election Office
Seat: H-1054 Budapest, Alkotmány u. 3.
Postal address: National Election Office, H-1397 Budapest, Pf.: 547.
For additional contact information and office hours: https://www.valasztas.hu/elerhetosegi-adatok
An appeal against a decision to reject an application may be submitted to the President of the National Election Office by no later than the fifteenth day of receiving the notification of such a decision or, in the case of notification by electronic means or facsimile, of the notification being sent. The appeal may be submitted by post to H-1397 Budapest, Pf.: 547. or by electronic means with authentication only by completing the form available at www.magyarorszag.hu under ‘Választás > Választás > Jogorvoslat (NVI)’ (Election > Election > Remedy (NEO)) by clicking on the ‘Ügyintézés indítása’ (Start administration process) button.
In addition to personal identification information (name, name at birth, place and date of birth, mother’s name, personal identification number or the number of an identity document issued by a Hungarian authority) and residential address information, an appeal must include the reference number of the decision to reject the application as well as a justification for removal from the electoral roll.
If the President of the National Election Office does not allow the appeal, it is referred to the Budapest-Capital Regional Court for consideration. The Budapest-Capital Regional Court delivers its decision to the appellant.
If the President of the National Election Office concludes that the appeal is well-founded, the appellant’s registration on the electoral roll is extended as specified in the appeal.
If the President of the National Election Office does not allow the appeal, it is referred to the Budapest-Capital Regional Court by no later than the fifteenth day of its receipt or, for appeals submitted after the announcement of the election date, the day after its receipt.
You will be notified of the above by the President of the National Election Office.
The Budapest-Capital Regional Court takes a decision on the appeal by no later than the fifteenth day of receiving it or, for decisions to be taken after the announcement of the date of the election, within three days of receiving it. You will be notified of this decision directly by the Budapest-Capital Regional Court.
Representation by a lawyer in the proceedings of the Budapest-Capital Regional Court is optional; the Regional Court acts a single judge.
If the Budapest-Capital Regional Court concludes that the appeal is well-founded, it orders the extension of your registration on the electoral roll. Otherwise, the appeal will be rejected by the Budapest-Capital Regional Court.
The process of considering applications for removal from the central electoral roll is as follows:
The National Election Office
Act XXXVI of 2013 on the electoral process
Decree No. 17/2013 (VII.17.) of the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice on maintaining the central electoral roll and other electoral registers
Act XCIII of 1990 on levies