Mobility voting in European elections requires a Citizen Card and can be done abroad

Citizens who wish to vote on mobility must present their Citizen Card at any table in mainland Portugal, regions and abroad, the spokesperson for the National Elections Commission (CNE) warned Lusa today. ).

Voting on mobility “means that instead of having to go to your usual polling station where you are registered, you have the option of, if you wish, without prejudice to maintaining your usual routines, being able to go to another place” lo, said Fernando Anastácio, spokesperson for the CNE.

Now, to cast a mobility vote in the European elections on June 9, that is, at any polling station in the country or abroad, the citizen will have to “bring their Citizen Card” , recalled the person responsible. The Identity Card and other identification documents do not allow mobile voting.

The Citizen Card digital application can also be used.

Furthermore, through the voter portal ( it is possible to know where the nearest polling stations are and their turnout in real time, highlighted the CNE spokesperson.

“Any registered person can vote in mainland Portugal, regions and even abroad”, he said.

If a person is registered in the Algarve and on holiday in Paris, they will be able to vote, simply having to present their Citizen Card.

“Vote for the consular network” and to do so, simply consult the CNE page, he adds. Voting abroad takes place on the 8th and 9th of June.

Regarding an increase in the number of ballot papers available at the tables, Fernando Anastácio said that, “even if there was no mobility vote, the tables always receive 20% more votes from voters who are registered “.

For example, “if a table has 1,200 voters, it receives 1,500 ballots”, he illustrated, noting that this happens across the country.

“There are mechanisms that are organized” that eliminate any logistical problems resulting from a possible lack of ballot papers at a given polling station, he reinforced.

According to “the projections and the organization that the general secretariat of the Ministry of Internal Administration has organized with the chambers, the material for votes will be enough for all places”, he asserted.

In places “where there is a forecast that there may be a greater cluster, mechanisms have been created so that there is no shortage of ballot papers”, he continued, guaranteeing that this “is not the concern the dominant”.

The biggest concern is that “all systems work from a communications point of view, that’s what’s new”, he concluded.

Polling stations open on Sunday at 08:00 and close at 19:00.


Francesco Giganti

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