How does one vote?

The date for the Chambre des salariés elections, which shall be conducted by correspondence, is set for 13 novembre 2013.

Each voter shall elect its representatives in the socio-professional category to which they belong (steel, other industries, construction, financial sector, other services, administrations and public undertakings, health and social activity, CFL, pensioners).

How is
the voting slip
forwarded to the voters?

On 7 November 2013 at the latest, the President of the Electoral Office shall send the voting slips to the electors, by simple postal letter.

This letter shall include the voting slips, which shall be placed in a sealed envelope called the neutral envelope, left open and bearing the indication ‘ Élections pour les chambres professionnelles, loi du 4 avril 1924 ’ (elections for professional chambers, Law of 4 April 1924) as well as the designation of the socio-professional category to which the elector belongs.

A second envelope, also open, shall be attached to the package and bear the address of the President of the Office, the électoral roll entry number and the wording ‘Postage paid by recipient’. (referral envelope)

Voting slip obtained no later than 7 November 2013

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How does the elector specifically complete the slip?

The voting slips indicate the number of lists of candidates, their denomination, and the name and forename of candidates.

Each elector has as many votes as there are effective delegates and deputies to elect in their socio-professional category.

The Bulletin below might correspond to a list presented in Group 8 (CFL) in which there are three effective members and three deputy members to elect. Each list shall be preceded by a box reserved to the voting list; two other boxes follow the surname and forenames of each candidate.

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Example of a list

with three effective members and three deputy members to elect. The list is composed of 6 members to be elected, listed in alphabetical order.

To complete their slip, the elector may proceed in two ways:

  • Either vote for a single list by filling in the circle in the box above the list or by inserting a cross (+ or x). They thus accede to that list in full and automatically assign one vote to each of the candidates on this list (voting list);
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  • Or distribute their votes in boxes behind the names of the candidates and thus allocate all his votes to the candidates in the same list
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  • or distribute them between different lists (mix).
    They have as many votes as there are candidates to elect. They may allocate a maximum of two votes per candidate.
    In our example of Group 8, the elector thus has a total of six votes. Each cross (+ or x) entered in the one of the two boxes placed behind the names of the candidates constitutes a vote.

How is the slip sent to the electoral office?

After expressing their vote, electors fold the slip at right-angles and place it into the neutral envelope, which then close. The elector places the neutral envelope in the referral envelope bearing the address of the President of the Electoral Office, signs on the location indicated on this envelope for the elector’s signature, closes the envelope and sends it by simple postage into a letter box, allowing sufficient time to reach the President of the Electoral Office for the poll date (that is, 13 November 2013) at the latest.

Postage is paid by the recipient if the envelope is put into a mailbox, even abroad.

Voting slip sent back
for 13 November 2013 at the latest

  • Fill in the voting slip and place it in the first envelope
  • Place the first envelope into the second envelope
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  • Place it into a mailbox of your choice: Luxembourg or country of residence