Water Board Elections 2019

Have you received a voting card?

Many residents will still be able to take part in the water board elections even if they don’t have Dutch nationality. That is the case for European Union citizens, and for anyone living in the Netherlands with a valid residence permit.

Why should you vote for the water board?

The water boards levy taxes. Fortunately, we taxpayers are able to decide what that money is spent on by electing representatives. So let’s make use of that right!

What does the water board do?

The Netherlands has 21 water boards. The Vallei & Veluwe water board is one of them.

The job of the water boards is to prevent flooding, make sure sewage water is purified and make sure there is enough water in the Netherlands’ canals, ditches and streams.

Why should you vote for the water board?

The water boards levy taxes. Fortunately, we taxpayers are able to decide what that money is spent on by electing representatives. So let’s make use of that right!

Vote for Water Natuurlijk!

Water Natuurlijk (literally ‘water naturally’) is a national party that champions the interests of nature, the landscape and recreation. We do this in your locality, in partnership with municipalities, residents and businesses. We believe the water board should make every effort to tackle climate change. We want to extract raw materials from sewage water. And we want our water to be free of medicine residues and microplastics.

We are one of the eight biggest parties in the Vallei & Veluwe water board, each with three seats on the governing board. Our list of candidates is headed by Astrid Meier, our party chair. Frans ter Maten represents Water Natuurlijk in the executive committee. The Water Natuurlijk members work every day to give you clean, safe, healthy and affordable water.

For more information

To find out more about Water Natuurlijk’s plans:

See our election programme: waternatuurlijk.nl/vallei-veluwe/programma

Find out more about our ideas for your locality: waternatuurlijk.nl/vallei-veluwe/kaart

Vallei & Veluwe water board offers advice on who to vote for. See: valleienveluwe.nl or mijnstem.nl.

How do you vote?

At least two weeks before the elections, eligible voters will receive two voting cards, one for the water board election and (if a Dutch national) one for the provincial council election.

On Wednesday 20 March, you go to a polling station with your two voting cards. You will also need to take your passport, driving licence or ID card. Even if it has expired, you will be allowed to vote as long as the expiry date is less than five years ago.