Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis tasked the incoming Liberal government with making sure that upcoming presidential elections were well organized, following criticism of the way authorities handled previous presidential ballots.
Authorities in the capital announced Tuesday they will provide services for residents whose identity papers have expired, are lost, have been stolen or damaged, in a move to help Bucharest residents vote in presidential elections on Nov. 10 and Nov. 24.
The Bucharest City Hall, through the Population and Database Management Directorate of Bucharest, together with local authorities will aid voters in the capital’s six districts, with longer working hours on Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 23-24, a statement said.
Offices will open at 0800 and close at 1600 on both Saturdays before the vote, and from 0700 to 2100 on Sunday 10 and 24. Residents need to make a written request for new identity card and provide proof or name, marital status, Romanian citizenship and home address.
The 7 lei fee can be paid at offices or by text message in some places. Residents who lack documents to show their address and marital status need to provide three photos and pay 1 lei tax to obtain provisional papers which they can use to vote.
Romania has 18.83 million eligible voters who will choose between 14 candidates.