Many polls see 100% of voters: National Election Council

Sunday, 2016-05-22 17:34:04
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Voters at a poll in Gia Nghi town, Dak Nong province on the morning of May 22 (photo by Nguyen Van Yen)
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NDO - By 11:30 A.M. on May 22 a number of localities nationwide had witnessed 100% of voters taking to the polls, according to the National Election Council. 

Kon Tum province has 403 polling stations seeing 100% of voters, Quang Ngai province has 382 constituencies also recording a rate of 100%, and Vinh Phuc province has 57 polls and Bach Luu commune in Song Lo district witnessing 100% of its voters.

Other localities reported a voting rate of 100% including five communes in Hau Giang province, 177 polls in Nghe An province, 87 polls in Bac Can province, 16 polls in Hanoi, 53 polls in Cao Bang province, 212 polls in Dak Lak province and 77 communes in Hoa Binh province, among others.

As of 11 A.M., Quang Nam province posted a voting rate of 92.6%, Yen Bai province recorded 91.75% while Quang Tri, Kon Tum, and Son La provinces reported over 90% of voters.

Several provinces saw over 80% of voters including Hoa Binh (89%), Quang Ngai (88.48%), Hau Giang (84.12%), Nghe An (80%), Cao Bang (81.51%), and Dak Lak (80%).

Furthermore, Vinh Phuc, Thanh Hoa, Quang Binh, Da Nang, Phu Yen, Soc Trang and Can Tho also recorded a voting rate of over 70%.

However, some provinces reported a low voting rate of below 50% such as Binh Duong with 44.76%.

According to Nguyen Hanh Phuc, National Assembly Secretary General and Chief of the National Election Council’s Office, during this election, many localities had provided lists of candidates to each household to help the locals learn of and select competent candidates.

For the first time, votes will be counted publicly, he said, adding that the candidates, their mandated persons and offices, and the press can witness the opening of ballot boxes and the counting of votes.

People who are in temporary detention or who are undergoing compulsory drug detoxification also have the right to cast ballots, he added.

Hospitals nationwide have also allocated mobile ballot boxes to help patients exercise their right as citizens of Vietnam.


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