Updated: Around 6,500 voting documents remain uncollected
Just over 6,500 voting documents for tomorrow’s general election were uncollected by the midnight deadline last night by which undelivered and uncollected voting documents could be retrieved from the electoral commission. Registered voters for tomorrow's election amount to 333,000.
For the local council elections, around 18,000 voting documents remained uncollected including 14,000 documents of European non-Maltese.
More than 6,800 people are expected to vote today. Around 1,457 patients are expected to vote as voting starts at Mater Dei Hospital, Karin Grech, Monte Carmeli, Gozo General Hospital and St Vincent de Paul hospitals.
Moreover, around 4,400 assistant electoral commissioners will also vote today in lieu of tomorrow since they will be manning the voting process.
For the 2013 election, 29,000 new eligible voters were added to the electoral register. Out of these, 2,000 people turned 18 after the last electoral register was published in October 2012 but will be able to vote on Saturday.
A total of 4,895 passengers have taken advantage of Air Malta’s election flight seats and travelled to Malta in view of Saturday’s general election. The eligible voters out of 4,895 passengers amounted to 3,881.