aA
The Justice Ministry in Lithuania is suggesting extending early voting and voting at home from two to four days, taking into account the situation around the coronavirus pandemic, and is also proposing allowing voting not only at municipalities.
Justice Ministry suggests extending early and home voting due to coronavirus
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius says the upcoming general election in October will be organized under the necessary safety conditions as the goal is to create as good voting conditions for people as possible.

"We are proposing extending early voting and voting at home for all procedures to be meet the requirements to keep mandatory social distancing and hold a smooth vote under democratic standards," Jankevicius said.

The minister noted that the existing legal regulation could raise health risks for people amid the ongoing pandemic, and that would prevent people from taking part in the vote and undermine trust in democratic processes.

The Central Electoral Commission estimates that the implementation of these proposals would cost around 1.9 million euros, and another 3 million euros would be needed for personal protection equipment for voters.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Lithuania extends lockdown until December 17 (1)

Lithuania's outgoing government on Wednesday extended the nationwide lockdown , in place since...

Veryga: lockdown isn’t working as much as we would like to

The existing lockdown is not working as much as it is desirable, acting Lithuanian Health Minister...

Lithuanian president appoints Simonyte prime minister

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has on Wednesday signed a decree appointing MP Ingrida Simonyte...

2289 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday, 2 289 new COVID-19 cases were recorded. In total, the country has already detected 51 655...

Karbauskis vows to stay in politics after renouncing MP mandate (1)

Ramunas Karbauskis , leader of the opposition Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union , plans to stay...

Top news

Lithuania extends lockdown until December 17 (1)

Lithuania's outgoing government on Wednesday extended the nationwide lockdown , in place since...

Veryga: lockdown isn’t working as much as we would like to

The existing lockdown is not working as much as it is desirable, acting Lithuanian Health Minister...

2289 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday, 2 289 new COVID-19 cases were recorded. In total, the country has already detected 51 655...

Lithuanian president appoints Simonyte prime minister

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has on Wednesday signed a decree appointing MP Ingrida Simonyte...

Phil Serafino | D+ nariams

French restaurants, stadiums to stay shut over holiday season

Two weeks before the scheduled end of France ’s second coronavirus lockdown, signs are already...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina