Foreign residents in Spain are entitled to vote in local elections if they are citizens of countries that allow Spanish foreign residents to do the same. There has to be a treaty established stating that it is not a violation to the Law nor the Constitution. All EU Member State citizens residing in Spain may also vote if they fulfil all the same requirements demanded of Spanish citizens and if they have expressed their wish to exercise their right to vote in our country.
Foreign residents in Spain who want to be a candidate for local elections may do so even if they are not Spanish citizens as long as they are EU Member State citizens or citizens of countries that allow foreign Spanish residents to do the same in their country. Foreign candidates for local elections in Spain must not have been deprived of their voting rights in their Member State or country of origin.
Those convicted or sentenced to deprivation of liberty and in term of imprisonment due to offences of rebellion or terrorism against public administration or state institutions are not eligible to run for election.
Translated by: Katherine Pascal