Early voting is starting on Wednesday in municipalities and special post offices in the parliamentary elections of Lithuania. President Dalia Grybauskaitė will also take the opportunity to cast her vote early at the Vilnius municipality.
Voting at the Municipality elections in 2011
© DELFI / Valdas Kopūstas

Early voting is held in municipalities between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Advance voting provides an opportunity for voters who cannot come to their polling station on the election day, October 9.

People who are in hospitals, social care and welfare institutions, performing their military service and held in prisons can vote by mail in special post offices during their open hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

This week, voters with disabilities, temporarily unable to come to polling stations due to illness or over the age of 70 will be able to vote at home on Friday and Saturday.

On the election day, voting in polling stations will start at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Electoral rolls for the election include 2,504,267 eligible voters, including over 13,000 Lithuanian citizens who registered to vote abroad.

The ballot paper for multi-mandate districts includes 14 lists, with 12 nominated by political parties and two coalitions, each including two parties.

To win mandates in Lithuania's 141-seat parliament, a party has to collect over 5 percent of the vote, while the threshold for coalitions is 7 percent.

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