Politburo member and Chairman of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission Tran Tuan Anh casts his vote at Polling Station No. 29 in Thao Dien commune, Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
The elections have gone as planned
in all cities and provinces so far, thanks to well-organised and convenient
setup, member of the National Election Council and Vice Chairman of the
National Assembly Nguyen Khac Dinh told reporters on May 23.
There have been no reports on election-related problems
by localities so far, he said.
Voting has completed in several electoral units with the
voter turnout rate reaching 100 percent, Dinh noted, adding that an electoral
unit of the public security force in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh was
the first to complete the voting in the country, at 6:50am, with a 100 percent turn-out
Voters wait for their turn at Polling Station No.2 in Tay Mo commune, Hanoi's Nam Tu Liem district. (Photo: VNA)
The NA official further said that the election process in
quarantined and lockdown areas is also going on smoothly. He explained that the
National Election Council has issued ten documents providing detailed
guidelines for the organization of elections inside quarantined sites and
locked down areas.
Voting began at 7am on May 23 across around 80,000
polling stations nationwide in the elections of deputies to the 15th National
Assembly and People’s Council at all levels in the 2021-2026 tenure.
More than 69 million voters across the country are
expected to turn out to elect 500 deputies to the 15th NA among 866 candidates.
Meanwhile, 3,726 deputies will be selected among 6,199
candidates to provincial-level People’s Councils, 22,952 deputies to
district-level People’s Councils among 37,468 candidates, and 242,312 deputies
to communal-level People’s Councils among 405,244 candidates.
Voting is scheduled to end at 7pm the same day./.