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Voting by sick or disabled voters

Polling stations must be accessible so that people with limited mobility can access them without any hindrance. 

In the case of illness or disability that prevents a person from going to a post office in person to ask for the application form for registration in the electoral roll, the procedure is as follows: 

  • The illness must be certified by a medical certificate which is free of charge. 
  • The application can be made in the name of the voter by another person authorised by a notary or consular document issued individually to the voter. 

The notary will travel to the home of ill or disabled voters to execute a power of attorney free of charge. 

Next the same procedure as for postal voting is followed, although the post office will work with the proxy of the person who is ill or disabled. 

The period for applying for postal voting is between 4 August and 17 September. 

Once the provincial office of the Electoral Roll Office has received the application form and checked that the applicant is registered on the electoral roll, it will send the documents required to vote to the address indicated by the voter by registered post and no later than 20 September. 

Once the voter has chosen the ballot paper, they then put it in the ballot envelope and seal it. Next they put this envelope together with the certificate of registration in the electoral roll in the envelope addressed to the relevant polling station committee and send it by registered post no later than 23 September. (Extension of the deadline: until 24 September. Exceptionally, up to 2 pm on 25 September in those places where 24 September is a holiday)