Annual report 2020

The year 2020 is defined by the corona pandemic. During redivision elections in November a few Dutch municipalities were the first to be confronted with special corona measures at polling stations. The Electoral Council issued several recommendations concerning measures for safe elections during the COVID-19 crisis.

In 2020 the Electoral Council issued eight recommendations. Most of these concerned COVID-19. A few measures were introduced for the first time in the Netherlands: postal voting within the Netherlands and early voting.

Also covered in this annual report are the change of chairman and the transition to an electoral authority.

A poling station official checks the ID of a Dutch voter
Image: ©Electoral Council, Phil Nijhuis