Voting at hospitals
Following amendments to the electoral legislation, voting is taking place on Friday, March 8 at St Vincent de Paul Residence, Mater Dei Hospital, Karen Grech Hospital, Mount Carmel Hospital and Gozo General Hospital.
It is important that the Electoral Commission should be in a position to make the necessary preparations and verifications in order that the residents/patients in these places would be able to exercise their right to vote as established by law.
St Vincent de Paul Residence
Those relatives and persons who have received or hold a voting document on behalf of relatives or other persons who presently reside at St Vincent de Paul Residence have to ensure that such voting document is handed over to the person concerned by not later than Monday, March 4.
Mater Dei Hospital, Karen Grech Hospital, Mount Carmel Hospital and Gozo General Hospital
All voters who are or will be recovered in one of the above hospitals at 18:00h of Tuesday, March 5, shall vote at the hospital where they are recovered on that date and time and not as indicated on their voting document, even if such voters are released from Hospital after that date and time.
These voters should ensure that their voting document is in their possession and are to inform the Electoral Commission in case of any difficulty.
Persons or relatives of these voters, who may have received or hold a voting document on their behalf should ensure that such voting document is handed over to the voter by Monday March 4.
Closure of the ID Cards Office
Due to work in connection with General and Local elections, the identity cards offices in Valletta and Rabat (Gozo), shall be closed from Monday March 4 until Tuesday 12, with the exception of March 4 and March 8, when the offices will be open for those who solemnly swear or declare that they have lost their ID Card and those who intend to use their ID Card as a travel document.
The offices shall re-open on Wednesday 13 however, on Saturday 16, the offices shall also be closed due to the counting of votes of Local Councils’ elections.