Turkish expats to vote across 60 countries in snap election

Turkish expats to vote across 60 countries in snap election

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkish expats to vote across 60 countries in snap election

According to data obtained from the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YBT), Turkish citizens registered in the foreign electoral roll will be able to vote at 123 overseas diplomatic representations on June 7-19 or at customs stations on June 7-24.

A minimum of 500 voters should be registered at a foreign representation for a polling station to be established, according to Turkey’s election law.

With 13 representations, Germany has the highest number of polling stations outside of Turkey. With seven representations, the U.S. has the second-highest number of polling stations.

France, Greece, China, Canada and Russia all have four representations where ballot boxes will be located.

Turkish citizens will be able to vote at three different polling stations in Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Iran, Switzerland and Kazakhstan.

Turkish voters in Germany, France and Austria will vote on June 7-19. In Denmark, the voting dates are June 9-19. Voting in the U.S., Australia and Luxembourg will be held on June 9-17.

In Norway, Turkish citizens will be able to vote on June 14-19. In Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland citizens will be able to vote on June 15-19. In the U.K., Turkish citizens will be able to vote on June 16-19.

Voting will span 13 days in three countries and one day in 24 countries, and it will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time on weekdays and at weekends.

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