Sick voters to cast ballot at home

Ljubljana – Voters unable to cast their vote in the 24 April general election in person due to illness will be able to vote at home before an electoral committee provided they submit a medical certificate with their application to vote at home, the National Electoral Commission announced on Thursday.

The commission has asked the Ministry of Health to inform community health centres that the voters who wish to cast ballots at home due to poor health will now need a certificate from their GP proving their condition. The commission proposes that the certificate be issued free of charge.

Voting from home is available only for voters who cannot come to the polling station in person because they are ill and who wish to vote before an electoral committee at their home. They need to submit an application to vote at home along with a copy of their medical certificate with the district electoral commission of their permanent residence by midnight on 20 April.

The decision comes after uncertainty over how people infected with coronavirus were to exercise their voting right. The Covid-19 outbreak has been spreading again for almost a fortnight now.