Estonia's Russian citizens to vote in presidential elections this weekend ({{commentsTotal}})

Russian citizens lined up outside of the Russian Embassy in Tallinn to vote in the Russian State Duma elections. Sept. 18, 2016.
Russian citizens lined up outside of the Russian Embassy in Tallinn to vote in the Russian State Duma elections. Sept. 18, 2016. Source: (Sander Ilvest/Postimees/Scanpix)

Russian citizens living in Estonia will be able to vote in the Russian presidential elections on Saturday and Sunday, when nine polling stations will be open on the premises of the diplomatic representations of the Russian Federation in Tallinn, Tartu and Narva.

"Four polling stations each will be open in Tallinn and Narva, and one in Tartu," spokespeople for the Russian Embassy told BNS on Monday.

Early voting will be taking place from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Saturday, while all polling stations will be open from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Russian citizens living in Harju, Järva, Rapla, Pärnu, Lääne, Hiiu and Saare Counties will be able to vote at the Russian Embassy located in Tallinn's Old Town. Russian citizens living in Tartu, Viljandi, Jõgeva, Valga, Põlva and Võru Counties are expected at the Russian Consulate in Tartu, while Russian citizens living in Ida-Viru and West-Viru Counties can cast their vote at the Russian Consulate General in Narva.

During the Russian State Dumma elections of September 2016, nine polling stations were opened in three cities for the approximately 85,000 Russian citizens living in Estonia. That year, 10,493 Russian citizens cast their votes in Estonia.

In the most recent Russian presidential elections in 2012, over 21,000 ballots were cast in Estonia, including over 10,000 in early voting.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: BNS



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