The head of the National Electoral Office, Magdalena Pietrzak, admitted that she experienced a problem with voting in the parliamentary elections on Sunday. – It turned out that I was not on the list – she said during Monday’s press conference. However, the problem was solved. – There may always be situations where someone was mistakenly not included in the voter roll – she added.
While the first Monday conference of the National Electoral Commission it was said, among others: about the problems that occurred during Sunday’s voting in the parliamentary elections. The head of the National Electoral Office, Magdalena Pietrzak, admitted that she herself experienced the problem when she appeared at her electoral commission. As she noted, she added herself to the voters’ list in the selected voting district via e-service.
– When I came (to the selected electoral commission – ed.) in Warsaw, it turned out that I was not on the list – she said. The head of the National Security Bureau then began to wonder what she should do in this situation. – I came up with the idea that I was on an additional form. But probably not all voters know that there is an additional form on which to enter people added to a given list (ed.) – reported Magdalena Pietrzak.
Her name was indeed on that additional form, which allowed her to vote. – There can always be situations where someone was mistakenly not included in the voter roll, so it was definitely dealt with on an ongoing basis – noted the head of the National Bureau of Investigation. She also added that in case of such problems, municipal offices are always on duty during elections.
600 thousand certificates slowed down the commission’s work
As the head of the National Security Bureau pointed out, certificates confirming the right to vote outside the place of residence, were the main source of problems in electoral commissions. Approximately 600,000 people used such certificates during Sunday’s elections. people. The need to enter each of these voters in the appropriate form significantly slowed down the work of many committees.
The head of the National Security Bureau recalled here the situation in Jagodno in Wrocław, where voting lasted until approximately 3. As she explained, it was caused by the construction of a new housing estate. – Local conditions resulted in a large number of new voters who were not registered there. Therefore, they were not included in the electoral roll. If voters are registered, we provide them with the convenience of being included in the voter roll, she explained.
As Pietrzak emphasized, the certificate is intended for voters who do not know where they will be on election day. – If anyone knows that this is their place of residence, I appeal to be added to the voter register – she said.
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