As the 2024 elections approach, a significant portion of Belgian voters remains undecided about which political party to support. Data from various Belgian universities indicate that

approximately 20 percent of voters have yet to make their choice for the upcoming Sunday elections. This trend contrasts with the 2019 elections, where fewer low-educated voters had a clear preference this early in the process.

The analysis, conducted by several Belgian universities, reveals that 18 percent of voters in Flanders, 21 percent in Wallonia, and 16 percent in Brussels are still uncertain about their vote. Researcher Jonas Lefevere from the University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen) shared insights with Flemish broadcaster VRT, explaining that these undecided voters are not necessarily disillusioned but are less engaged with politics. "They have sympathy for multiple parties and therefore are still unsure who they will vote for," Lefevere noted.

Interestingly, more low-educated voters have already decided compared to the 2019 elections. This shift could be attributed to the rising popularity of Vlaams Belang and PVDA/PTB, parties that resonate strongly with low-educated voters. Consequently, some of the previously undecided voters from 2019 may now have a clear preference.

Despite the ongoing campaign, the number of undecided voters has remained relatively stable. This phenomenon aligns with findings from prior studies in Belgium and other countries, indicating that undecided voters tend to finalize their decisions late, often in the days leading up to the election.

The survey, conducted initially in February and March and repeated in May, was a collaborative effort among the universities UAntwerpen, ULB, UC Louvain, VUB, KU Leuven, UNamur, and UGent.