Fewer Latvians abroad vote in election

  • 1998-10-29
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - Even though there were more polling stations abroad, fewer foreign Latvians exercised their right to vote in this years' elections compared to previous years."Chicago and L.A. surprised us immensely," said Ieva Bolsteins, secretary general of the American Latvian Association (ALA) which helped organize the vote in the United States. "We were prepared for 2,000 people voting in each of those cities."In Chicago, 445 people came to the polling station to cast their ballot, while in Los Angeles, the figure was even lower - only 206 came to vote.This was the first year polling stations we...
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