Budapest, March 31 (MTI) – Many of the votes received for the general election by mail so far are invalid, the head of the National Election Office (NVI) said today.
The office began to process the envelopes received from voters who are eligible to vote by mail on Monday, Ilona Palffy said.
Many of the forms serving the purpose of identification were not filled in properly or voters forgot to separate their ID forms from their voting sheets [these have to be put in separate envelopes], Palffy said.
More than 11,000 votes were received by post by Monday, as well as some 10,000 votes forwarded from foreign representations in Miercurea Ciuc (Csikszereda), Cluj (Kolozsvar) in Romania and Subotica (Szabadka) in Serbia.
Hungarian citizens with no permanent residence in Hungary can vote by mail in the April 6 general election. Around 200,000 Hungarians registered to vote by mail by the deadline of March 22. Votes by mail must be received by April 6.