In Photos: Early voting held in border areas, islands

Early voting took place on some remote constituencies localities from the seas and islands to the border areas, a few days ahead of the election day May 23.
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In Photos: Early voting held in border areas, islands
An officer votes in an early poll on the district island of Truong Sa (Spratly). Photo: VNA

On May 23, millions of people nationwide will go to the polls to choose their representatives at the National Assembly and all-level People’s Council. But from early May 22, voters in a number of localities, from the seas and islands to the border areas, flocked to cast their ballots to elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure, reported NDO.

Measures were also applied to protect voters from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Early voting has also been permitted in a number of constituencies in a total of 16 cities and provinces so far: Hai Phong and Can Tho cities and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Binh Dinh, Ca Mau, Dak Nong, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Quang Binh, Nghe An, Kon Tum, Dak Lak, Bac Lieu, and Bac Ninh provinces.

Voting has wrapped up in certain constituencies of four localities, mostly islands and remote and border areas, with the earliest having been organised in Vung Tau city in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province on May 4.

In Photos: Early voting held in border areas, islands
Voters who are officers and soldiers at the Dak Lak Provincial Border Guard Command, examine the profiles of candidates for the 15th National Assembly and People's Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 term before voting. Photos: NDO
In Photos: Early voting held in border areas, islands
Counting votes after the election.
In Photos: Early voting held in border areas, islands
On the same day, in Kon Tum province, more than 10,000 voters in six communes with special difficulties in the border district of Dak Glei joined the Dak Xu Border Guard Station in Ngoc Hoi district to participate in early elections.
In Photos: Early voting held in border areas, islands
Voters in Dak Ung village, Dak Nhoong commune entering the polls.
In Photos: Early voting held in border areas, islands
An elderly voter in an isolated area, being supported by functional forces when participating in the early voting.
In Photos: Early voting held in border areas, islands
A voter casts his ballot in an isolation area at the Bac Ninh University of Physical Education and Sports.
In Photos: Early voting held in border areas, islands
More than 1,600 voters in Canh Lien upland commune, Van Canh district, Binh Dinh province, went to the polls to elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People's Councils at all levels for 2021-2026 tenure.
In Photos: Early voting held in border areas, islands
Voters on Hon Chuoi island, off the coast of Ca Mau province, cast their ballots. Photo: VNA

The elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure are slated for May 23.

Nearly 69.2 million voters nationwide will select 500 deputies to the 15th NA from 866 candidates, and 3,727 out of 6,201 candidates will be voted on to provincial-level People’s Councils. The elections for People’s Councils at the district and commune levels will also be held./.

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