As many as 21,421 Romanians from abroad had registered as of Monday, 15:00 hrs to vote by mail in the December 6 parliamentary election, according to figures posted on the website of the Permanent Electoral Authority.
Most applications came from the Romanians in the UK (4,943) and Germany (3,258), while the Romanian communities in Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands each sent more than 1,000 applications. Vote-by-mail requests also came from Austria - 813, the USA - 714, Ireland - 496, Canada - 466, Denmark - 443, Luxembourg - 300. Among the countries with the lowest numbers are Ukraine, India, Iran, Albania or Montenegro.
The Romanian diaspora has 10 days left for opting to exercise their right to vote in the legislative election by mail.
The enfranchised Romanians domiciled or residing abroad who wish to exercise their right to vote by mail in the parliamentary election can register, no later than October 22, on the platform www.votstrainatate.ro.
By registering as a mail-in voter, the enfranchised Romanian who lives abroad and holds valid residence documents from the respective state, requests that the voting documents be mailed to his correspondence address; he is consequently moved for this election from the permanent electoral roll in Romania to the permanent electoral roll for mail-in vote.
Out-of-country Romanians will vote in the general election on December 5 and 6.