Volivci bodo prejeli rekordnih pet različnih glasovnic. Foto: Nebojša Tejić/STA
Volivci bodo prejeli rekordnih pet različnih glasovnic. Foto: Nebojša Tejić/STA

A colorful referendum–election day for Slovenes!

Almost 3000 polling stations are ready for the most extensive elections in Slovenia’s history!

For the first time on Sunday, as many as five votes will be held on the same day.

More than 1.6 million voters will receive one white ballot containing all the candidates for the European elections, and four colored ballots for referendums. About eight tons of paper are needed for each referendum.

Second round of local elections 2018. Counting of electoral votes. Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

The following questions will be voted on:

  • “Are you in favor of adopting a law that will regulate the right to assistance in the voluntary end of life?”
  • “Should Slovenia allow cultivation and processing of cannabis for medical purposes?” and “Should Slovenia allow cultivation and possession of cannabis for limited personal use?”
  • “Are you in favor of introducing a preferential vote for the National Assembly elections, which would ensure the voters’ decisive influence on the choice of MPs?”

On the other hand, the results of the European elections will be decisive since they will determine which nine Slovenian representatives will be sent to the European Parliament.

Important decisions for our future will be made there.

You can find out where the candidates stand in Časoris, and which political parties you lean closest to in Časoris’s quiz!


A consultative referendum is a vote called by the National Assembly on issues of wider importance to citizens.

Cannabis is a plant that contains cannabinoids. They make it useful in medicine and as a drug.

With a preferential or priority vote, a voter can give a certain candidate priority in the election over the others.

MP is a Member of Parliament.

Assisted end-of-life care is also called physician-assisted death, euthanasia, or assisted suicide. Assisted suicide allows the patient to ingest a substance that causes his death. Euthanasia means that someone else, say a doctor, injects it into him.

Points to Consider

  1. Do you think the referendum questions are simple or complicated?
  2. Why is it important that as many people as possible participate in the elections?
  3. What are the differences between the European and national parliaments?

More about elections

What do you need to know about the European elections? (in Slovene)

What do you need to know about referendums? (in Slovene)

For parents and teachers

How to talk about elections? (in Slovene)


The original version of this article was published on 31st May.

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Hanžič je novinarka, ki jo ob spremljanju vsakodnevnega dogajanja najbolj veselijo druženje s prijatelji, potovanja in sprehodi v naravo.


Svetina is an English translator, EFL educator, and graphic designer. She is an American who has lived in Slovenia since 2008. She loves hiking and traveling with her family.

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