The time is counting down for the opening of the ballot box for the June 25 parliamentary elections. A few hours before the start of the voting, all 21,634 polling stations throughout the country are preparing to welcome the voters who, with their votes, will elect the new government and the 300 members of the new Parliament.

The strength of the electoral body is 9,813,595 Greek citizens of which 4,763,264 men and 5,050,331 women.

Polls open at 07:00 and close at 19:00.

Citizens who turn 17 within 2023 and are registered in the electoral rolls of the municipalities have the right to vote.

Based on the Constitution and electoral legislation, exercising the right to vote is mandatory. Exempted from the obligation are those over 70 years old, those who will be abroad on voting day, those who cannot move for health reasons and voters who have been registered in the special electoral rolls for hetero-residents, but no polling station was established due to non-filling of the number of at least 40 non-resident voters of the same basic electoral district.

For the address of the polling station where they are voting, interested parties can be informed from the digital platform “Learn where you are voting” on the website of the Ministry of the Interior,, which is accessible and from The information appears after filling in the fields “Surname”, “First name”, “Father’s name”, “Year of birth”, “Mother’s name” (optional), or only the “Surname” and “Special Electoral Number” fields. Alternatively, they can be informed by the telephone lines 2131361500 and 2131313800.

Voters should present their police ID or relevant temporary certificate from the competent authority or their passport, even if it has expired. Alternatively, any identification document is accepted, such as a driver’s license and individual health record. It is noted that any “cut” ID cards are acceptable.

The identification of voters can also be done using the digital identity that is accessible through the government portal

Due to the elections, the ID and passport issuing offices at the local police stations operate on the weekend, as do the relevant municipal services (such as the registry office and the municipal status department) to inform the public and to issue identity certificates.

Non-citizens vote at their place of residence, provided they have submitted a relevant application by April 30, 2023 and have been included in special electoral lists. In these elections, about 146,000 voters have the right to use this option, for which 335 pure and 101 mixed polling stations were established.

The personnel of the Hellenic Police, the Fire Brigade and the military serving in the Armed Forces, or in the Coast Guard – Hellenic Coast Guard, vote based on the special electoral rolls in the region where they serve by showing their military or service ID. Those in uniform who vote in the municipality where they are registered must provide the electoral commission with a certificate from their service or their unit that they are not registered in the special electoral rolls.

Sailors serving on a ship with a Greek flag, which on election day is in a Greek port, are registered in special electoral lists in order to vote in the municipality where the ship is located.

Also, Greek citizens, who are imprisoned and have not been deprived of the right to vote, vote in the electoral section of the store where they are detained, based on special electoral lists, in which they are registered for this purpose. 35 polling stations have been set up in prisons.