Annual report 2012 Dutch Electoral Council

On 23 April 2012, the government tendered its resignation to Her Majesty the Queen. If a government falls, so-called dissolution elections are to be held: an election day had to be set. This day was set at 12 September 2012. During the months surrounding the elections to the House of Representatives, the secretariat was frequently consulted by citizens, municipalities, political parties and the media. Redivision elections were held on 21 November 2012.

In 2012, the Electoral Council made four recommendations:

  1. recommendation on an amendment to the Water authorities Decree in connection with indirect water authority elections
  2. recommendation on the Temporary (Ballot Papers and Central Counting) Experiments Act
  3. evaluation recommendation on the 2012 elections to the House of Representatives
  4. recommendation on the Models Regulation