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Hanoi targets high voter turnout in upcoming general elections: City’s election head
Hai Yen - Linh Nguyen 18:08, 2021/05/13
Hanoi, the city of roughly 10 million people, has around 5.8 million voters.

The entire political system has to step up efforts to ensure high voter turnout in the upcoming elections for deputies of the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 period.

 Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan and the delegation check the preparation process for elections at Quang Minh village and Thanh Lam ward, Me Linh district. Photos: Kinhtedothi

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Council and the city’s Head of Election Committee Nguyen Ngoc Tuan stressed the view while leading a delegation to check the preparation process for the elections and measures against the Covid-19 pandemic at Me Linh district on May 13.

“This is essential to ensure the worthy candidates are elected as representatives for the people,” said Tuan.

Tuan urged the local authorities to continue organizing meetings between voters and candidates in the forms of face-to-face and online, while raising public’s awareness on their lawful rights and responsibilities regarding the election.

“In areas with large number of voters, there should be different time slots for people to go to the polls as measure to ensure safe distance,” Tuan suggested.

 Tuan and delegates check the ballot box at Me Linh district

Tuan also stressed the importance of maintaining public order at each polling station, saying this is a major factor for the success of the election.

As the Covid-19 situation remains serious in Hanoi with a total of 60 local infection cases as of today [May 13], Tuan called for the authorities of Me Linh to stay alert and strictly comply with instruction from the government and the city on Covid-19 prevention and control.

“There has not been any Covid-19 case in Me Linh, however, the risk is high given the fact that the district is bordered by Dong Anh district or Vinh Phuc province which are the localities recording a high number of Covid-19 cases, not to mention a number of industrial parks in the locality,” added Tuan.

At the meeting, local authorities said the district has been promoting the election via multiple platforms, including posters, media and loudspeakers.

Meanwhile, the district has set up 10 task forces to supervise the election preparation process at 18 wards and villages under its administration. 

On May 23, 2021, over 69 million voters nationwide will go to the polls to elect members of the 15th National Assembly and the People's Councils at all levels for the term 2021 - 2026. 

Hanoi, the city of roughly 10 million people, has around 5.8 million voters.

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