The Legislative Assembly Election Affairs Committee (CAEAL) held a press conference Tuesday to announce the locations of the 31 polling stations in September’s Legislative Assembly (AL) elections.
They include the Macau Stadium for Taipa residents, Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Service Centre in Areia Preta, the Macau Forum in Zape. The remaining polling stations are schools in the Macau peninsula and Coloane. There are only one polling station each for the general public in Taipa and Coloane.
In addition, the committee also announced that a polling station will be set up in Macau Prison so that eligible voters who are serving time or are on remand will be able to cast their ballots. The committee also revealed that the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) has been chosen as the site for the polling station for this year’s indirect election – which is a fait accompli since there are just 12 candidates for the legislature’s 12 indirectly-elected seats.
The committee was quoted by The Macau Post Daily as saying that it had already begun to send out letters to registered voters informing them of where to vote on September 15, assuring journalists that registered voters, numbered at over 270,000, will have all received the notification by late August.
Polling stations will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on election day. Voters must present their Macau ID card before being allowed to vote. CAEAL President Ip Son Sang said that the procedure was only meant to verify eligibility.(macaunews)