A naval officer casts his vote at the Coast Guard Region 3's constituency. (Photo: VNA)
Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA) –
Officers, soldiers and fishermen working
for days at sea off the coast of the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau cast
their votes to elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and
People’s Council at all levels on May 4 - earlier than scheduled.
The early voting was held in five constituencies in the provincial
capital of Vung Tau for naval and coast guard officers and soldiers, fishery surveillance
forces, workers on offshore oil platforms, and fishermen, nearly three weeks
before the national polling officially takes place on May 23.
Two working groups were also dispatched from the wharf of Brigade 171 to
organize advance polling for voters at offshore economic, scientific and
technical service stations on the southern continental shelf, known as DK1
platforms, and on ocean-going naval vessels.
Naval officers take part in the advance polling at the Coast Guard Region 3's constituency. (Photo: VNA)
Bidding farewell to the working groups, Tran Dinh Khoa, Secretary of the
municipal Party Committee and head of Vung Tau city’s steering committee for
elections, requested the groups to ensure all forces on duty at sea cast their
votes and exercise their rights as citizens.
According to the Naval Region 2’s High Command, there are 378 officers
and soldiers on duty at 15 DK1 platforms and on naval vessels at sea.
The groups are set to return to the mainland before May 23./.