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25% Estonian voters have voted days before European elections

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Electoral lists for the European elections are shown on Linda Lainvoo’s laptop computer as she prepares to vote in a cafe in Estonia’s capital, Tallinn

Estonian voters have been active in early and online voting as a total of 25,4% of eligible voters have taken part in the European Parliament’s elections.

Estonia’s central election body reports that the options of early and online voting which ended on Wednesday, May 22. 223,870 voters took part in the advance poll of European Parliament election.

155,521 voted electronically, 68,349 voters voted in a polling station. This means that 25,4% of the voters took part in the advance poll.

In the European Parliament’s elections five years ago 19,3% of eligible voters had cast their ballot during the advance poll. The election day for Estonia is Sunday, May 26.

The voters will have to present a valid identity document, e.g. passport, ID-card or driving licence. A vote cast in advance voting and I-voting cannot be changed.

Smaller turnout, no online voting in Lithuania, Latvia

Lithuania offers postal voting for the current elections and this option was used by a total of four percent of eligible voters by Thursday, May 22, data published on the web site of the Lithuanian Central Electoral Commission showed.

The election day in Lithuania is Sunday, May 26.

Meanwhile, in Latvia, an even smaller number of voters used the chance of early voting. Latvia just like Lithuania does not permit online voting.

Only 2,57% of eligible Latvian voters, had cast their votes in the European election by the evening of Wednesday, May 22.

The election day in Lithuania is Saturday, May 25.


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