1. On the election day at any polling station established abroad
The 13th Saeima elections will be held on Saturday the 6th of October 2018, and polling stations will be open for voters between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm local time.
The list of the polling stations abroad will be available in May.
2. Vote by mail
The 13th Saeima elections will be held on Saturday the 6th of October 2018, and polling stations
Applications for voting by mail had be submitted in advance between the 5th of May and the 14th of September to any of diplomatic or consular missions of Latvia that organizes postal voting.
Good to know
1. Polling stations abroad are included into the Riga constituency, therefore voters abroad may vote for the lists of candidates registered in the Riga constituency.
2. Voters usually residing abroad, but who will be in Latvia on the election day, may vote at any polling station in Latvia. However, it must be borne in mind that such opportunity may be used by the voters who have not applied for the voting by mail. When voters are applying for postal voting, a special mark is made in their passports to certify the participation in election, so these voters may not to vote twice.
3. The document for voting at the Saeima election is a valid Latvian citizen’s passport. Voters who did not have the passport can participate in the 13th Saeima elections with a valid Latvian citizen’s electronic identity card (eID) which must be presented at the polling station along with the voter card. For safety reasons the voter cards will be issued only in Latvia during a period of two weeks prior to the elections between the 25th of September and the 6th of October 2018. The voter card can be received in that territorial section of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) where the electronic identity card of the voter was issued, or in another territorial section of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, if a voter have informed the OCMA about that wish in writing before the 25th of September 2018.