The Supreme Election Board (YSK) of Turkey has announced the voting hours for the upcoming General Elections for the President and the 28th Term of Parliament, which will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2023. Voters should only vote in their registered ballot boxes, with the location and the specific box written on their voter information sheet. Those arriving after the specified voting hours will not be permitted to vote.
The YSK has announced that the voting hours for the 2023 elections will run from 8:00 to 17:00 in all areas. In the event that voters are still waiting in line after the voting deadline has passed, the chairman of the ballot box committee will allow them to vote while counting the votes and checking their IDs. However, it is important to note that those who arrive after 17:00 will not be allowed to cast their votes.
To vote, voters must produce one of several official identity documents, including a Turkish Republic identity card, a cold-stamped ID card issued by official offices, a passport, a marriage certificate, a military service certificate, a driver’s license, or a professional identity card issued to judges and prosecutors, military personnel, lawyers, notary publics and members of the high judicial body. Those who do not produce any of these documents will not be allowed to vote.
It is not necessary to bring the voter information sheet to vote. Those who did not receive the voter information sheet can learn the location and ballot box of their designated polling station on the YSK website and vote accordingly.
Election results will be available on the Election 2023 NTV page, where voters can track the number of boxes opened, the number of votes cast, the valid vote count, total voters, and turnout rates. Ultimately, it is vital that all registered voters participate in these General Elections to ensure their voices are heard and that their chosen representatives are selected.