Polling stations have been opened in Europe. Which is present at the polls



The electoral process in the parliamentary elections is underway abroad. In the diaspora, parliamentary elections began with the vote of the section of Auckland, New Zealand, which opened on Friday evening at 20:00 (Romanian time).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminds that Romanian citizens domiciled or resident abroad can vote in parliamentary elections in any of the 748 sections organized abroad, on Saturday 5 December and Sunday 6 December.

The first day of voting abroad for the elections to the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies began in all polling stations organized in Europe, with the opening at 9.00 (Romanian time) of polling stations organized in the west of the continent.

The last polling stations to close are on the west coast of the United States.

Ziare.com presents in liveTEXT conduct parliamentary elections in the diaspora.

Time 10.00: A number of 28,062 Romanians went to the polls organized abroad until 10 am, Romanian time. There are 21,329 voters on the mailing lists.

Time 9.00: The first day of voting abroad for the elections of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies began in all polling stations organized in Europe, with the opening at 9.00 (Romanian time) of polling stations organized in the west of the continent, has the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed on Saturday.

Time 7.00: According to data published online on the platform of the Permanent Electoral Authority, 21,329 voters voted by post and 273 exercised their right to vote, the total number of voters at 7.00 is 21,602.

Sections open in Afghanistan, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Philippines, India, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Moldova, New Zealand, Russia, Qatar, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Turkey, Thailand.


The first day of voting abroad will continue with the opening of polling stations in the rest of the countries, at 7.00 local time. Due to the differences in time zones, voting abroad takes place over 59 hours, the last of which will be open in the western sections of the United States of America and Canada.

Romanians abroad have two days to vote in parliamentary elections, Saturday and Sunday, between 07.00 local time and 21.00 local time, with the possibility of extending the vote until 23.59 at the latest in cases where there are voters who at 21.00 is located at the seat of the polling station or is in turn outside the seat of the polling station, awaiting the exercise of the right to vote.

MAE specifications

The MFA reminds that, pursuant to art. 83 of Law no. 208/2015, Romanian citizens with domicile or residence abroad can vote at the polling stations organized abroad.

Therefore, Romanian citizens residing abroad can vote on the basis of one of the following documents: simple passport, mention of the country of residence, simple simple passport, mention of the country of residence, simple electronic passport, mention of the country of residence.

Romanian citizens residing abroad can exercise the right to vote in foreign sections with a Romanian identity document (identity card, electronic identity card, temporary identity card, identity card, diplomatic passport, diplomatic passport electronic passport, service passport, service electronic passport, simple passport, simple electronic passport, simple temporary passport), accompanied by a document issued by the authorities of the State of residence proving the legal right to stay abroad for a period of more than 90 days.

Romanian citizens domiciled or resident abroad can exercise the right to vote even if the Romanian identity documents listed have expired between March 1 and December 6, 2020. Furthermore, if the documents proving their residence abroad issued by the foreign authorities they expired from 1st March to 6th December are considered valid for exercising the right to vote. Romanian citizens residing abroad can submit documents proving their residence abroad issued by foreign authorities both in original and in copy, as well as in electronic format.

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