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General Election 2017 New Format of Voting : Malta Electoral Commission

Organisation : Electoral Commission Malta
Announcement : General Election 2017 New Format of Voting
Country : Malta

Website : https://electoral.gov.mt/pr1-08-05-2017-en

New Format of Voting :

** Police officers will, in the coming days, be delivering at households, the voting documents for the General Elections of 3rd June, 2017.

Related : General Election 2017 Early Voting Malta : www.electionin.org/2095.html

** The Electoral Commission wishes to inform voters that this document which is made of synthetic material is different from that used in former elections.

Whereas previously the document consisted of a plastic laminated paper base, the new document is secure in itself without the need to be laminated. A copy of a specimen document is shown attached.

** Every voter must take care to store this document in a safe place, such that on polling day, one can take it with him to vote at the polling centre indicated on the document. No one would be able to vote without the voting document.

** The Electoral Commission draws the attention of the public to the electoral law provision which states that every person who is in unlawful possession of any voting document, or who fraudulently forges, counterfeits, defaces or destroys a voting document shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment or to both such fine and imprisonment.

About Us :
The Electoral Commission is set up in terms of article 60 of the Constitution of Malta and members of the Commission are appointed by the President acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, given after he has consulted the Leader of the Opposition.

The Commission is an autonomous body and in the exercise of its functions under the Constitution, it shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.

Contact Us :
The Electoral Commission,
vans Building,
Triq il-Merkanti,
Il-Belt Valletta VLT 2000

FAQs :
1. When can I register to vote?
You can register to vote at any time of the year but since the Electoral Register is published every April and October, it would be best if you register prior to the closing dates, that is, before 31st March and 30th September.

2. I have dual citizenship. Does this affect my voting rights?
Provided you have certified documentation of your dual nationalities this does not affect your electoral registration.

However, you must satisfy the nationality and other constitutional qualification criteria. Note that registration as a voter is not automatic but you must apply to be so registered

3. Besides my regular residence I also have a Summer resort flat. Can I be registered to vote at both addresses?
Every qualified person can only be registered once at one’s ordinary residence as a voter, and this at one’s main residential address.

4. How can I change my address on the Electoral Register?
The Electoral Register is updated whenever there is an application for a change of address on the e-Identity Card or on the e-Residence Card. Therefore, all you have to do is to apply for a change of address on your identification card at the relative offices.

5. My Name Is Not In The Electoral Register Published In May 2017. As I Have All The Necessary Qualifications What Can I Do To Be Registered As A Voter In The Mentioned Register?
If you have all the necessary qualifications to be registered as a voter you need to lodge an appeal to the Revising Officer for inclusion.

You can do this, by not later than 20th May, 2017, by submitting the completed and signed form to the Law Courts Registrar in Valletta. No fees are payable for this appeal.

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