One of the main questions that may arise when going to vote in the municipal and regional elections this Sunday, May 28, is whether an expired DNI is accepted. And the answer is yes. To vote, citizens must show this document (or their passport or driving license), even if it is no longer valid. The requirement established by the regulations is that the document presented must be original; photocopies will not be accepted.
Citizens will have to go to the school and to the corresponding table (which sets each census card sent to homes) and identify themselves to the members of said table, in order to finally be able to vote. Apart from the DNI, driving license or passport, the residence card (for citizens of other countries of the European Union) and the identity card (for foreigners whose countries do not have a reciprocity treaty with Spain for the vote in local elections). Any of them must contain a photograph that identifies the holder.
Election day will begin at 9:00 a.m., once the polling stations have been set up with their presidents and members and with the presence of party controllers. The schools will remain open from then on and will close their doors at 8:00 p.m. If at that time there are still voters in the polling station who have not been able to vote, they will be allowed to put the ballot in the ballot box.
From then on, the scrutiny will start. In the territories where municipal and regional elections coincide, the local ones will proceed first, as established by the Organic Law of the General Electoral Regime. Then the votes will be counted to choose the representatives to the parliaments and, finally, where appropriate, the recount of the elections of the island councils will be carried out.