Polling booths go to voters in Portugal’s pandemic election

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 20-01-2021 12:00:00 · 0 Comments

All votes will be kept for days in a locked box until deemed safe to handle and count.

Local councils have sent out teams to gather votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of elderly care homes before a presidential election being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For 48 hours across the country, crews wearing protective clothing and accompanied by a police officer were collecting the votes of people who had registered for the service. The voters are given a ballot paper and privacy to mark their choice. All votes will be kept for days in a locked box until deemed safe to handle and count.



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