Elections for the House of Representatives
The elections for the House of Representatives take place every four years. All citizens aged 18 years and over who have Dutch nationality and are not disqualified from voting are entitled to vote. Political parties may submit a request for registering a certain name (‘appellation’) to the central electoral committee (in this case: the Electoral Council). Lists of candidates are submitted to, and assessed by, the principal electoral committee.
An early dissolution of the House of Representatives (150 seats) may result from a conflict between the House and the government, a conflict within the government or a revision of the Constitution. Interim elections take place after the House of Representatives is dissolved.
The Electoral Council determines the official results of the election.