POLITICS

1,300 applications for vote by correspondence, 506 for polling stations abroad

By end-June, 1,806 Romanian citizens permanently or temporarily residing abroad have opted to vote in the parliamentary elections due this fall; 1,300 of them chose to vote by correspondence, and 506 for special polling stations to be organised near their residence.

In a release sent to Agerpres on Friday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) reminds that the registration in the Electoral Roll started on 1 April and ends approximately three months before the election date.

The MAE reminds the voters residing abroad that for this fall’s general elections they have – in addition the polling stations organized in the premises of Romanian diplomatic missions and cultural institutes – two more ways to cast their vote: by correspondence, or in special polling stations established upon their request, if at least 100 applications are submitted by Romanian citizens residing in one locality.

Detailed information on voting abroad for the Romanian Parliament are available in the dedicated section of the MAE website www.mae.ro/parlamentare-2016.

According to the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP), there were 12 requests to vote in polling stations in South Africa; 1 in Austrias; 15 in Belgium; 12 in Canada; 2 in Cyprus; 4 in Cuba; 6 in Denmark; 14 in France; 2 in Germany; 3 in Greece; 1 in Hungary; 1 in Israel; 65 in Italy; 9 in Jordan; 3 in Malaysia; 104 in Moldova; 2 in Norway; 3 in Poland; 23 in Portugal; 184 in Spain; 6 in Sri Lanka; 4 in Tunisia; 6 in Turkey; 14 in the United Kingdom; and 11 in the United States.

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