Information for voters for Referendum and Local Council elections

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Information for voters for Referendum and Local Council electionsThe Electoral Commission has advised that on polling day for the National Referendum and the Local Council Elections, those persons who are unable to wait in the queue, are able to proceed as follows:

1. The Electoral Commission notifies that on the day of the poll persons who are over 75 years and stretcher cases from hospitals and other Old People’s institutions, will be allowed to avoid queueing at all times during the poll without the need of a medical certificate.

2. Persons who present the KartAnzjan and who are not yet 75 years old, will be allowed to jump the queue from 1.00pm to 5.00pm

3. All other persons who are sick and unable to wait in the queue must present a medical certificate in order to avoid the queue and this facility would be permitted after 1.00pm. Persons presenting a special identity card issued by the National Commission for Persons with Disability would be granted the same facility without the need of a medical certificate.

4. The Electoral Commission will receive applications from medical officers who are not contesting the elections for the issue of official forms which serve as a medical certificate so that sick persons shall be allowed to pass the queue during the poll within the hours specified above.

Every medical officer who applies will be given an amount of forms on which the medical certificate is to be issued and the number of these forms may be increased as necessary.

Visitors to hospitals

On polling day for the National Referendum and the Local Council Elections, which is going to be held at Mater Dei, Karin Grech, Mount Carmel and Gozo General Hospitals on Thursday, 9th April, 2015, no visitors will be allowed inside these institutions except between 7.00pm and 8.00pm.

However the Electoral Commission, on the advice of the Hospital authorities, may issue permits outside stipulated visiting hours for relatives of patients who are very seriously ill and will have the discretion to decide on the number of relatives allowed at any one time.

Collection of voting documents

Tomorrow, Saturday, the 4th of April is the last day that voting documents can be collected. Please follow the link for information on how to collect.

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