PRESS RELEASE BY THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION: General Election – 3rd June, 2017: Early Voting

The Electoral Commission informs those voters who intend to vote one week before polling day, owing to their being abroad or hospitalised, that they may personally call at the Office of the Electoral Commission, Counting Hall Complex, Naxxar, or at 28A, St Francis Square, Victoria, Gozo, to effect the necessary sworn statement as from Monday 8th May, 2017. The available hours are:

Monday to Friday: 8.00 a.m. till 2.00 p.m. and from

3.00 p.m. till 8.00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays: 8.00 am. till noon

However, all persons are advised that the legal deadline to effect such applications by affidavit is noon of Friday 26th May, 2017.

Applicants must bring their I.D. Cards.

With reference to the Press Release issued today by the Department of Information regarding Travel arrangements for voters, the Electoral Commission would like to clarify that:-

I. The office where applicants need to apply to register that they wish to vote on 27th May is at the Vote Counting Complex in Naxxar;

II. Voters abroad who will utilize the travel service to come to vote in Malta on 3rd June should ascertain that they have in their possession their voting document. According to the law, under no circumstances will any voting document be issued or delivered on 2nd and 3rd June. In fact, the last day for collection is by midnight of Thursday, 1st June, 2017.

Source: Government of Malta