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January 23, 2012

Let's vote!

Parma will elect a new mayor some time in May.

Few people actually know it but UE citizens living in Italy can vote to elect the mayor of their city of residence as well as European Parliament members. So if you want to feel a real "parmigiano", you need to get a "tessera elettorale" to be able to vote. The request must be done at the DUC at the latest 40 days before the election, i.e. more or less now!

We were told at the DUC that once you've done the "residency", you should receive your "tessera elettorale" at home "automatically". But after due verification, UE citizens DO NOT receive their card automatically (this is true only for Italian citizens), they have to request it with a specific form that can be found here. So we'll go back to the DUC... 

To be continued....