For the second round of the Presidential Election, voters in the USA voted in 9 different representations.
In line with the official decision of the Supreme Election Board (YSK), citizens registered as foreign voters can vote in the ballot boxes set up in the embassy in the capital Washington and the consulates general in New York, Boston, Miami, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles on May 20-24. used. In addition, as in the first round elections, citizens cast their votes on May 20-21 in additional ballot boxes opened in the Long Island and South Jersey regions of the New York Consulate General.
Attack on Turkevi did not affect the voting process
Despite the attack on the Turkevi in New York in the early morning on Sunday night, the election process was not affected and the citizens continued to vote with high participation.
Citizens registered in Canada also cast their votes at the Turkish Embassy in the capital Ottawa and the Turkish Consulates General in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
There are 134 thousand 246 registered voters in the USA and 40 thousand 418 registered voters in Canada. Voting ended at 22:00 local time in these regions.
According to the information obtained from the YSK, as of 20.00 yesterday, the total number of voters who cast their votes at foreign representation offices and customs was 1 million 856 thousand 968. In its current form, it was reported that the number of votes passed the first round.
Counting and counting of foreign votes
The counting and listing of the sealed ballot bags to be brought to Turkey from the USA and Canada will be made by the ballot box committees, under the supervision of the Overseas District Election Board, in accordance with the general principles, after 17.00 on May 28, when the voting period ends in the country.
The results to be recorded will be forwarded to the Ankara Provincial Election Board.
For the Presidential and 28th Term Parliamentary Elections held in Turkey on May 14, Turkish citizens in the USA and Canada voted in the ballot boxes that were open between 09:00 and 21:00 on 29 April-7 May.
This year, for the first time in the USA, additional polling stations were created in the New York Consulate’s duty area, in New Jersey and Long Island, where Turks live intensely, apart from the Turkevi building. With the additional polling stations opened in the said places on April 29 and May 1, voting of citizens in remote regions was facilitated.