Save Romania Union (USR) requests the establishment of 1,000 polling stations all over the world, of which 800 polling stations in Europe, appreciating that only this way, the Romanians abroad will be able to exercise their right to vote.
USR reminds in a press release that if the PSD Government does not take any action, the term by which the Romanians in Diaspora can register themselves at https://www.votstrainatate.ro/ either in order to vote in a polling station or to vote by correspondence, will expire tomorrow, September 11, at midnight.
By now, around 27,500 Romanians registered themselves to vote in a polling station and almost 29,000 Romanians registered to vote by correspondence, but it’s not enough.
“For this reason, USR is asking for 1,000 polling stations to be established all over the world, of which 800 polling stations must be in Europe. Only this way, the Romanians who are in large numbers in Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, will be able to exercise a fundamental right: the right to vote”, reads the press release.
Under the Campaign “STOP Cozi la Vot!” (“STOP the Queues for Voting!” – e.n.), USR Diaspora announces it supports the Romanian authorities also to identify locations for the future polling stations, in order for millions, not just hundreds of thousands of Romanians abroad, to be able to vote.
“Through the legislative amendments initiated and voted by the USR members of parliament, the Romanians in Diaspora will be able to vote by correspondence in the presidential elections. Also, they will be able to vote at the polling stations for three days, on Friday, on Saturday and on Sunday, and the voting process will be significantly simplified by automatically filling in the additional lists”, the press release also reads.
Liberals ask Gov’t to extend postal voting registration deadline for Romanian citizens abroad
The Liberals are asking the Government to extend the postal voting registration deadline for Romanian citizens abroad, as well as to set up new polling stations in the Diaspora, PNL leader Ludovic Orban stated on Tuesday following the party’s Executive Bureau meeting.
“The PNL are asking the Government for the extension of the period in which Romanian citizens can register for postal voting, the extension of the deadline for requesting the setting up of new polling stations, and the modification of the rules on party representation within polling stations abroad, in the sense of giving the substitutes the right to replace postholders at any time during the three days of voting,” Orban said.
He pointed out that in case the Government does not amend the legislation the PNL will table a bill that includes these amendments, in the hope that it will be debated in an expedited manner.