The Romanian Foreign Ministry has published a map with all the voting polls created for the Romanians living abroad ahead of next month's presidential election
Foreign Ministry has published the list and interactive map of the 835 voting
polls created abroad for the presidential election of November 10 and the
runoff on November 24. The number is almost three times compared to the
previous presidential election of 2014. "The good functioning of a record
number of voting polls abroad and the organization of the election over the
course of three days for each round of the election, will involve a close
cooperation between partner institutions, the Permanent Election Authority and
the Special Telecommunications Service, and the representatives of political
parties and communities of Romanians delegated to voting polls abroad", a
Ministry release reads.
Most polls will be opened in Spain (143), Italy (142),
Germany (80), Great Britain (72), France (50), the United States (38), the
Republic of Moldova (37), the Netherlands (25), Belgium (23), Ireland (16),
Denmark (12), Austria (17), Greece (11), Portugal (9) and Switzerland (8).
Overall, 639 polls will be opened in EU Member States. Additionally, the
Foreign Ministry states that, apart from polls created in theatres of operation
in Afghanistan, a voting poll will be opened this year in Mali, created
especially for the Romanian military taking part in the UN peacekeeping mission
to this country. We recall that a total of 294 voting polls were opened abroad
for the presidential election of 2014, and some 417 for the European Parliament
election of 2016. This year, at the European Parliament election of May, Romanians
living abroad could vote in one of the 441 voting polls.
The voting process
will be held over the course of three days abroad, namely over November 8-10
for the first round and November 22-24 for the runoff, between 12 - 9 PM local
time on Friday, and between 7 AM and 9 PM local time on Saturday and Sunday.
All voters who are still in line either inside or outside polling stations at 9
PM will be able to cast their votes by midnight.