Elections to the House of Representatives will be held on March 17, 2021. In normal circumstances, these are held every four years. As a result of the fallen cabinet, an election is already taking place this year.

Together with the Dutch Senate, the House of Representatives forms the Parliament of the Netherlands. The House of Representatives is composed of 150 members. The two most important tasks of the House of Representatives: are supervising the government and making new laws. The government (comprised of Prime Minister, Ministers and Secretaries of State) is not elected. Following the elections to the House of Representatives, the political parties negotiate to form a coalition supported by a majority of the House of Representatives.

A voter must possess the Dutch nationality, must be 18 years of age or over and must not be debarred from voting.
Everyone eligible to vote will receive an invitation to cast their vote sent to their home address no later than fourteen days prior to election day. This invitation includes their poll card. The poll card allows the voter to cast their vote in the polling station of their choice within the municipality’s borders. Holders of a voter card may cast their votes in any municipality in the Netherlands.