Expat interest in politics in Poland

Hello everyone,

As an expat, your day-to-day life in Poland is impacted by decision-making at the political level in your host country as well as in your country of origin. We would like to know how involved you think expats should be in the political day-to-day of either their host or home country?

Can expats vote during elections which take place in their country of origin? Can you do so online or through embassies/consulates in Poland?

What is the administrative process which has been set up in Poland to enable expats to vote in their country of origin?

To which extent should political life in Poland include expats and their concerns? Should they be more active as a community to make their voices heard?

Are there any precautionary measures to observe during election period in your host country? Any local prohibitions?

Do you keep up with politics in Poland?

Thanks for sharing your experience.


Polish politics can be fascinating -- rather too much so. I think most non-Poles who live here will agree that the less you express an opinion  -- for that matter, the less you're aware -- the better.

At that, it's helpful if some informed but reasonably neutral friend can fill you in on what your Polish acquaintances are arguing and complaining about. If you know no such person, The Warsaw Voice provides a dull but reliable daily Internet news digest, which you can subscribe to free of charge.

Just a pity the Beer Lovers' Party is no more...

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