Voting continues in European elections across Latvia

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Despite technical problems that have hit the voting system, people continued to cast ballots in early voting in the European Parliamentary elections May 24, ahead of main polling day on May 25.

According to the Central Election Commission (CVK), people could vote ONLY at the polling station in their registered place of residence and not at other polling stations, which had previously been possible. However later in the day the CVK said the ability to vote at other polling stations had been rectified.

By the end of the day, turnout from early voting stood at just over 11%.

As a result of the technical issues, a special Saeima ruling extended voting hours on Friday from 16:00 until 20:00. On Saturday the polls will be open from 07:00 until 20:00 and again voting will only be possible at the ward in which an individual is registered.

If you are unsure where to vote, you can check your details online via the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.

For more details on the elections themselves, the Central Election Commission has its website regularly updated, too - barring any future technical problems.


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