I wish to participate

Each citizen is important in making nationally relevant decisions. There are different ways you can get involved in the governance of your country.

Vote in election and choose who you want to represent your interests. Lithuanian citizens elect the President of the Republic, representatives in the European Parliament, members of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, members of municipal councils and mayors.

Take part in the activities of non-governmental organisations: your involvement in NGO activities may help address issues of public concern.

Initiate legislative process:

  • 50 000 citizens can initiate a law
  • 300 000 citizens can initiate a referendum
  • Even one citizen can petition for human rights, freedoms, reforms and other important issues.

Take part in a public consultation: have your say on proposed legislation or choose from among available options.

Engage in political party activities and stand for election: a citizen can be elected to public office and become a representative of the people who have elected him.

Last updated: 19-06-2019