In contrast to the national elections, non-Italians can vote in the local elections on 28 and 29 May if they are a European Union (EU) citizen and have residency in Rome. EU citizens without Rome residency can only vote if working for a diplomatic corps or United Nations agency such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

To receive an electoral certificate card through the post, registration should have been completed by mid-April. However, it is not too late to have your say, as eligible non-Italian voters can ring the city electoral office to register and then vote directly at the offices in Via dei Cerchi 6. This latter kind of vote is known as voto con la legge 40. For more information tel. 0667102957, Mon-Thurs 08.30-16.30, Fri 08.30-13.30.

The electoral system for both the municipi and the mayor will be the same as that of the national elections, with full proportional representation. The only difference is that voters will be able to indicate a preference. If no mayoral candidate wins more than 50 per cent of the first ballot there will be run-off elections on 11-12 June.