Serbian citizens living, working or staying abroad during the parliamentary, provincial, local and presidential elections, will be able to vote in diplomatic and consular offices of the Republic of Serbia. It is necessary to submit a request to enter information on voting abroad into the centralized electoral register, spokesperson of the Republican Electoral Commission Miodrag Petrovic told our radio. Jelica Tapuskovic has more.
With amendments to the Law on Unique Electoral Register, adopted in late 2011, it was determined that citizens that are enrolled in the centralized electoral register through diplomatic and consular offices by April 14, 2012, will be the only ones who will be able to vote. As Miodrag Petrovic of the Republican Electoral Commission told our radio, representative offices will then forward applications to municipal or city government, according to their latest residence in Serbia. According to Petrovic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will provide forms as to where and how the applications are received based on the number of applications, considering the nearest town.
Citizens encompassed by the centralized electoral register of the Republic of Serbia just need to fill in the request to enroll the centralized electoral register, which will show that a vote will be cast abroad, while those who were not enrolled must fill and where they want to be buried in the application to be enrolled. Requests may be delivered manually, via post office, fax or internet, along with which, passengers must submit a Xerox copy of the valid personal ID, driver’s license ticket or passport. In case of the first entry of data or corrections therein, considering change of the residence and a copy of a parent’s residence permit in the Republic of Serbia of a Xerox copy of ID of one of the parents ID card issued in the Republic of Serbia. In any event, it is necessary to register again to be enrolled into electoral vocabulary manipulation.
All Serbian embassies have the information about the voting and application. However, the website of the Embassy to Germany reads that the voting will take place in Germany on May 6 in all consular diplomatic offices in this country should at least 100 voters wanted to. The website of voters in China residing in China, Mongolia, Pakistan and Korea, are being informed that they apply to vote abroad following the instructions found in a train compartment.
Websites of the other diplomatic and consular offices throughout the world contain the same information.