99.16% of voters nationwide went to polls on May 23
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|Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra casts her vote at the polling station in Xuan Tao ward, Bac Tu Liem district, Hanoi. Photo: Vietnamnet|
The Ministry of Home Affairs said that, after the end of the vote, as of 7 p.m. on May 23, the election teams in the localities counted votes, made a record of the vote counting results according to regulations. They sealed the ballots, put them in the ballot box, carried out the procedures for sealing the ballot box and sent it to the Commune People's Committee.
The province with the most votes reached 99.98%
According to local reports, the results on election day had 99.16% of voters nationwide. The localities with the highest voter turnout rate are Lao Cai, Lang Son and Tra Vinh province (99.98%). The locality with the lowest voter turnout rate is Nghe An province (97.30%).
|An 89-year-old man goes to a polling station in Xuan Tao commune of Bac Tu Liem district. Photo: VOV|
Some voters are not familiar with the regulations. Therefore, some voters have to return to their localities to apply for a voter card and submit a certificate of voting elsewhere after the opening of the election. In that case, localities can not add them to the list of voters to participate in voting according to regulations.
General assessing difficulties and arising situations, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that in some areas, rain and wind damaged or torn slogans and voter lists. Election Committees at all levels have promptly repaired.
The reported data on the total number of voters and the voter turnout rate of some localities have not been consistent with the reporting time, leading to difficulties in compiling general data for the whole country. Despite obstacles, localities throughout the country had overcome and successfully held elections.
No Covid-19 hotspots
Regarding the implementation of Covid-19 prevention and control work on election day, localities have well organized the work of channeling and regulating voter turnout at election areas, ensuring the 5K principle, ensuring the safety of voters to vote during the complicated situation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Polling stations are fully equipped with temperature measuring devices, backup masks, and hand sanitizer. The election team has strengthened medical staff, instructed voters to wear masks, disinfected before entering the polling room and after voting.
|A female voter undergoes a body temperature check before exercising her right to vote in Dinh Cong ward of Hoang Mai district. Photo: VOV|
|All areas are carefully disinfected to ensure safety. Photo: VOV|
In some places, there are cases where voters have symptoms of cough and fever, members of the voting team instruct them to go separately so that voters can cast their ballots in backup ballot boxes.
For voting in concentrated isolation areas, hospitals, and medical facilities that are treating Covid-19 patients, the election team held elections for voters according to the guidance of the National Election Council, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health and provinces.
|A number of voting sites are erected in an effort to serve voters who are currently in quarantine areas. Photo: VOV|
For the area where voters are isolated at home, the election team has well implemented measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic in accordance with regulations so that voters can exercise their voting rights safely and in accordance with the law.
According to reports from localities, voters are excited, enthusiastic, actively participating in elections, fulfilling their civic duties. The atmosphere of the election day in the whole country was vibrant, excited, united, voters agreed and believed in the success of the election.
|Voters in Hanoi are looking at biographies of candidates to vote. Photo: Vietnamnet|
Voters in the locality have expressed many thoughts, aspirations, and confidence that after being elected, candidates will convey the voters' proposals to the Party and the government. Those recommendations are on issues such as investment in construction of rural and urban infrastructure, policies to attract human resources to improve the quality of education, health care, medical examination and job opportunities for workers.
In general, the political security situation, social order, and safety in the localities are basically good. There are no hot spots because there are no large gatherings to cause disorder. The local police and military forces have closely coordinated, stepped up professional measures, checked and monitored regularly, ensuring absolute security and safety for the election day.
"Before queuing, the voters had their temperature taken at a nearby table where free masks and hand sanitizer were offered, with a loudspeaker broadcasting advice ...
The country had held a National Assembly election like never before to both avoid cross-infections and ensure successful voting.
Citizens under self-isolation cast their ballots at home while others going to polling stations to vote for their trustworthy representatives.