Today sees the official end of the campaign for the local elections set for this Saturday, 27 November.
No matter what your nationality, if you are one of the 50,000 plus foreigners (data from 2008) who have permanent residence in Slovakia, you should already have received a notification of your right to vote in the municipal elections.
Head of the Elections and Referendum section of the Ministry of Interior, Eva Skuteltyova, explains:
The law on local authorities is organised so that we elect the representatives in the municipality where we have our official residence.
Some people feel that voting is a waste of time or that their vote won’t make a difference, but that is never true, so make a date for Saturday in your diaries and take the few minutes needed to exercise your democratic right.