Voting

Three people die of heart attack during polls

Three people died of a heart attack at separate polling stations during the presidential and parliamentary elections on May 14.

In the Black Sea province of Rize, 64-year-old Şeref Kurt was on duty at one of the polling stations set up at a school where he also voted.

He suddenly collapsed at the polling booth around 9 a.m.

‘Diplomatic couriers’ bring overseas votes home

As voting ends at the foreign representative offices abroad on May 9 for Türkiye's upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 14, "diplomatic couriers" has begun to bring overseas votes back to Türkiye.

Following the ballot boxes' closure, the ballot papers were sealed and put in sacks under the supervision of a committee and observers.

Voting ends in diplomatic missions abroad

Voting ends at the diplomatic missions abroad on May 9 for Türkiye's upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 14 at home, while citizens abroad can still cast votes at border gates.

Polling stations were closed in most European countries yesterday. However, voting will continue in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany and Luxembourg until late May 9.

High turnout prompts extra ballot boxes abroad

The number of expatriate votes cast in Türkiye's upcoming elections has reached nearly 1.2 million, prompting the government to set up additional ballot boxes abroad.

More than 3.4 million Turkish citizens living abroad are eligible to vote for the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 14 at home, around 277,000 of whom are first-time voters.

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