Rules blamed for low expat vote

  • 1999-03-11
  • Daniel Silva
TALLINN - Last minute changes to the electoral act, intended to make it easier for Estonians who live abroad to vote, are now being blamed for a huge fall in the number of votes cast by ŽmigrŽs."The information about the voting rules was confusing as well as contradictory, and the correct information came very late," said Ulo Ignats, editor of Eesti Paevaleht, Sweden's weekly Estonian newspaper.This year, 3,233 Estonians who live abroad cast ballots. During the last election in 1995, more than twice as many ŽmigrŽs voted.The expectation was that the number of votes cast abroad would increas...
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