Posts tagged as voting

Lithuania to allow drive-in voting for quarantined people

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Lithuania’s Health Ministry will allow voters in self-isolation due to Covid-19 to vote in special drive-in polling sites to be set up in six municipalities for next week’s runoff parliamentary election. The move has already been approved by the Central Electoral Commission (VRK), the ministry said on Thursday. Quarantined voters will be able to leave their place of self-isolation for two hours on October 19–22 and drive to special early…

Confusion mars voting for Lithuanian expats at home

Thursday, October 8, 2020

For the first time, Lithuania’s expats can vote in a single-member constituency established for the country’s diaspora. But as many headed to Lithuania due to the pandemic, they found that they could not vote for their candidate. Mantas, who asked to remain anonymous, works and lives in the United Kingdom. He had a planned trip to Lithuania that coincided with the first round of the country’s parliamentary election. “I had…

Voting for Riga elections begins Wednesday

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

As of Wednesday, August 26, it is possible to vote in Riga emergency elections, Latvian Television said August 25. Riga City Council extraordinary election date is August 29. It is possible to vote earlier at polling stations: Those unable to come to polling stations due to health issues can apply to vote at their place of residence. This must also be done by those in self-isolation. At polling stations, people…

Lithuania to redraw voting districts to establish expat constituency

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Lithuania’s electoral commission will update constituency boundaries to introduce a parliamentary seat representing expatriate voters. The Lithuanian Central Electoral Commission is likely to establish a single-member constituency in Vilnius for voters living abroad, and abolish a constituency in southern Lithuania and another one in the western part of the country. “There will be 70 constituencies in Lithuania and a separate one has been established for expatriate Lithuanians,” Laura Matjošaitytė, chairwoman…

Lithuania to scrap online voting idea

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Lithuanian government is to give up its plans on introducing online voting in elections, Lithuanian Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius revealed on Tuesday. Jankevicius told local media the government is to give up its plans to establish online voting system in Lithuania due to globally rising cybersecurity threats. “So far we think that if we would implement that measure, the risk would be too high,” Jankevicius told news agency BNS.…

LFGU needs change or he won’t represent it during parlt election

Monday, July 8, 2019

The ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union needs to change if it wants to see him as its candidate in the upcoming general election, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says. “I would like that political power (…) to be more democratic, a political force based on values, principles and discussions,” the prime minister told the Lietuvos Rytas TV’s 24/7 program on Sunday. He added that “it would be difficult for me…

Delegates of Baltic states leave PACE session in protest

Thursday, June 27, 2019

In protest against restoration of voting rights for Russian delegation, delegations of the Baltic states and four other countries cut short their participation in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and return home to consult on further actions with their governments and parliaments. Delegations of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Georgia, Poland and Slovakia said in their statement: “The unconditional restoration of the Russian…

President formally green lights election, advises level-headed voting

Monday, December 3, 2018

President Kersti Kaljulaid signed into action the go ahead for the general election in Estonia, due on 3 March 2019. Whilst the date of 3 March has long been talked about, according to § 78 (3) of the Estonian constitution, the president ”calls regular elections of the Riigikogu..” (official English translation), so the move was necessary to make the date official. The deadline for so doing was Sunday, 2 December. Ms…

Opinion: people who don’t vote demonstrate that this is a country of losers

By Viesturs Kairišs on Thursday, October 4, 2018

«Latvia’s independence is not something that can be sacrificed for out benefit. I’m not about to claim moral high ground over people who don’t vote, but purely on a human level I cannot accept it. It seems humiliating to me. People degrade and destroy themselves by acting in such a way towards the country, especially when it is put in such a complicated situation. I would classify non-voting as a…