12 maart 2017
This is not an ordinary election day, because it is also marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction - for men only - of voting rights (suffrage) in the Netherlands. Two years later, women were also allowed to take part. So, as from today and for the next two years, we'll be celebrating a century of universal suffrage (voting rights for all adults) in the Netherlands.
The Electoral Council (Kiesraad) is asking voters to send their election photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. One thing's for sure: many voters will be taking photos today. Here you can see some photos of the leaders of the political parties casting their votes at the polling stations.