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The voter card

 

One of the following identification documents is necessary to vote in the 12th Saeima elections:

1) a valid Latvian citizen’s passport or

2) a valid Latvian citizen’s electronic identity card (eID) which has to presented at the polling station along with the voter card.

 

Who needs the voter card?

The voter card must be obtained by those:

1) who will have a valid Latvian citizen’s eID, but will not have a valid Latvian citizen’s passport on 4 October 2014;

2) who will have applied for or will have obtained only an eID by 11 September 2014.

 

How to obtain the voter card?

It is possible to receive the voter card for free between 22 September and 3 October 2014 in that territorial section of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs where the eID of the voter was issued. The issuing authority is indicated on the back of the eID.

It is possible to receive the voter card also in another territorial section of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, but then a voter must submit an application with a request for issuing the voter card in the respective section to the Central Unit of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs at Čiekurkalna 1. līnija 1, k-3, LV-1026, Riga by 22 September 2014.

If a voter receives the voter card and then applies for a passport, the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs Voters will stamp the passport to notify that the voter card has also been issued to this person. 

 

How to vote having the voter card?

Voters who have the voter card must present it along with the eiD when arriving at the polling station and registering for voting.

A member of the polling station commission will write the full name and ID number of a voter in the list of voters and stamp the voter card indicating that this person has participated in the 12th Saeima elections. When receiving voting materials, a voter will have to give the voter card to the polling station commission.

 

Important!

Voters who have a valid Latvian citizen’s passport do not need the voter card!