aA
More than 40,000 voters have registered for voting abroad since the beginning of registration for voting in the parliamentary elections due on October 11, Laura Matjosaityte, chair of Lithuania's Central Electoral Commission (CEC), has said.
Tautiškos giesmės giedojimas
Tautiškos giesmės giedojimas
© Organizatorių nuotr.

“According to the latest data, the number of voters who have registered for voting abroad has already well exceeded 40,000. Compared to 2016, the breakthrough is huge as the number of voters who registered for voting abroad back in 2016 slightly exceeded 19,000,” she said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Approximately half of diplomatic missions have already ended the process of registration. However, registration for voting abroad will remain open in Belarus, Estonia, Greece, Kaliningrad and Sovetsk until Wednesday midnight and in the United Kingdom, the UAE, France, Finland and Sejny until Thursday midnight.

Registration in Los Angeles, New York and Poland will continue until Friday midnight, in Ireland – until Saturday midnight, and in Germany – until Sunday midnight.

The majority of voters abroad – more than 90 percent – have chosen the option of voting by mail. All-mail voting has thus far been authorized at four diplomatic representations: the embassy in Israel, the Consulate General in Sao Paolo as well as the Consulate Generals in Los Angeles and New York.

Matjosaityte confirmed that all-mail voting was also planned in Switzerland.

All in all, voting will be held at 51 diplomatic representations and consular establishments.

A Lithuanian parliament will be elected on October 11.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Government proposes Degutis for Lithuania’s ambassador to Turkey (1)

The Lithuanian government this week approved the candidacy of diplomat Ricardas Degutis for the post...

Some 250,000 Lithuanians register to stay in UK

Almost 250,000 Lithuanians have applied to stay in the UK after the July 1 deadline set in the Brexit...

Lithuania mulls offering coronavirus vaccine to expats (2)

The Health Ministry is considering opening vaccination slots to all Lithuanian citizens regardless of...

Lithuanian-born singer from France GiedRé: at some point, you have to come back to granny's piano (1)

Giedrė Barauskaitė, known by the stage name GiedRé, describes herself as "writing funny songs about...

Ambassadors to US and Germany appointed

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has appointed career diplomat Audra Plepyte as the country's...

Top news

Border guards allowed to use mental and physical force against migrants (2)

A document signed by Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite on Monday evening authorized border...

Tens of irregular migrants detained and turned back at border overnight

Lithuanian border officials last night detained tens of irregular migrants at the border and turned...

394 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 394 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already...

Migrants crisis: unrest starts at Rudninku training ground (1)

After the heavy rain on Monday night, illegal migrants that are placed at Rudninkų training ground...

Reconstruction of Palanga Airport: main works to begin in September

The European Commission (EC) has approved a public support measure for Palanga Airport in Lithuania...