285,000 people registered for early voting

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About 285,000 people have registered until 7:00 p.m. on January 20 to advance mobile voting on January 23 in the legislative elections, according to data from the Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI) sent to Lusa.

The Ministry of Interior Administration (MAI) indicated that “the number of voters who have registered to vote on the move, until 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, is 285,508”.

The ministry said that between Sunday and Wednesday, 247,047 citizens had registered to vote.

Nationally registered voters could register until 11:59 p.m. on January 20 to vote early on Sunday, a week before the January 30 legislative elections.

In this mode, voters register at a polling station of their choice in a municipality on the mainland or in the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira, electronically at www.votoantecipado.mai.gov.pt or by mail sent to the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Internal Administration.

On Wednesday, January 19, the Under-Secretary of State for Internal Administration estimated that the number of voters registered to vote in advance on mobility on January 23 is “well below the estimates of the electoral administration”.

Antero Luís said that the logistics have been designed so that around one million Portuguese can vote in advance for the legislative elections.

In the previous legislative elections in 2019, more than 50,000 voters had voted in advance, a week before the elections, while in the presidential elections of 2021, already during the Covid-19 pandemic, 197,903 Portuguese had exercised their right to vote. week before the election date. electoral act.

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