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Elezioni politiche e referendum

 

Elezioni politiche e referendum
ITALIAN  PARLIAMENTARY  ELECTIONS 
24-25 February 2013
 
VOTING ABROAD BY CORRESPONDENCE 
 INSTRUCTION SHEET FOR VOTERS RESIDING ABROAD


For WHAT are you voting? 

Voters in the Overseas District are voting to elect 12 members for the Chamber of Deputies and 6 members for the Senate of the Republic.
- In the geographical department of Europe, votes will be cast to elect  5 Deputies and 2 Senators;
- In the geographical department of South America, votes will be cast to elect 4 Deputies and 2 Senators;
- In the geographical department of North & Central America, votes will be cast to elect 2 Deputies and 1 Senator;
- In the geographical department of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Antarctic, votes will be cast to elect 1 Deputy and 1 Senator.


WHO can vote abroad?

Each person of voting age, registered with the AIRE (Register of Italians Residing Abroad) in those countries where the Italian Government has entered into appropriate agreements, is entitled to cast his/her vote as well as certain categories of Italians who are temporarily abroad.


HOW do you cast your vote?

Voting is carried out by correspondence, in compliance with the instructions set out by the Italian Law no. 459 of 27 December 2001 and by the Presidential Decree DPR no.104 of 2 April 2003. 
Specifically:

a) The Consular Offices will mail each voter and envelope with a voting pack containing:
- the Electoral Certificate (i.e. the document certifying your eligibility to vote);
- the Lists of the Candidates standing for your geographical department (Chamber of Deputies and Senate)
- the Ballot papers (one for the Chamber of Deputies and one for the Senate); 
- a small plain white envelope;
- a pre-stamped envelope with the printed address of the competent Consular Office;
- this information sheet.

b) Those voters not having yet reached the age of  25  by  24 February 2013 will receive one Ballot paper with the list of candidates standing for the Chamber of Deputies;

c) Each voter shall vote by making a mark (i.e. a cross or a tick) in the blank box corresponding to the list of his/her choice or within the rectangle on the ballot paper that contains the preferred list, by using, SOLELY and EXCLUSIVELEY,  a ballpoint pen with black or blue ink;

d) Each voter may indicate his/her preferential vote by writing the surname of the candidate on the appropriate blank line next to the voter square. The number of preferences allowed differs according to your geographical department (a maximum of two preferences is allowed for those geographical departments that are voting for more than two deputies and two senators, whereas only one preference is allowed for the remaining departments). Each voter may indicate as many preferences as there are blank lines next to each symbol. 

e) The Ballot paper or Ballot papers must be inserted into the entirely plain envelope  which must then be carefully sealed and contain solely and exclusively the marked Ballot papers in question; 

f) In the bigger pre-stamped envelope (bearing the address of the competent Consular Office) the voter must insert the cut-off slip from the Electoral Certificate (please cut off the appropriate section marked with a dashed line) plus the small white envelope, now sealed, containing the ballot paper(s) where he/she indicated her preference;

g) The pre-stamped envelope containing these 2 items must be mailed  by the voter so as to ensure that it arrives at his/her competent Consular Office by  - and not later than -  4pm (local time) on  21 February; 

h) Ballot papers received after the above mentioned deadline will not be counted and will be burned.


PLEASE NOTE

- NO IDENTIFIABLE OR IDENTIFYING MARKING WHATSOEVER MAY APPEAR ON EITHER THE BALLOT PAPER(S), THE CUT-OFF SLIP OR THE SMALL WHITE ENVELOPE.
List for the Chamber of Deputies.

 

List for the Senate.

 

 

Political Elections 2013 - Voting by correspondence -  Notice.

 

 

On the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you will find further information regarding how to vote and instructions on how to send off your ballot paper(s).http://www.esteri.it/MAE/IT/Italiani_nel_Mondo/ServiziConsolari/


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