Turkish lawyer, Emre Epözdemir, has stated that foreign votes for presidential candidate Muharrem İnce will be considered invalid. This announcement comes amid questions about whether ballot papers will be reprinted to reflect the recent drop in candidates leading up to the presidential election.
According to Article 12 of the Presidential Election Law No. 6271, decreases in the candidate list after its publication in the Official Gazette do not require changes to the ballot papers. Therefore, should voters elect to vote for İnce, their ballots will not be counted.
This statement clarifies the legal regulations surrounding the upcoming election and puts to rest any uncertainty surrounding the validity of foreign votes for İnce.