The Turkish government, specifically the Supreme Election Council (YSK), has made preparations for the upcoming May 14 elections. As part of these preparations, ballot box committees have been established in 73 countries and 156 foreign representative offices. These committees will serve 3 million 416 thousand 98 registered voters who are living abroad and are eligible to vote.
The voting procedures for these foreign-based Turkish citizens were already completed on May 9, ahead of the scheduled elections in Turkey. This initiative aims to ensure that every eligible Turkish citizen, regardless of their location, is given the opportunity to participate in the democratic process and have a say in the future of their country.
The formation of these ballot box committees has been crucial in facilitating the voting process for overseas voters. The committees have been tasked with ensuring the protection of the ballot boxes and making sure that the votes are cast in a transparent and fair manner. In addition, they have also been responsible for counting the votes and ensuring that the results are reported accurately to the YSK.
The creation of these ballot box committees is an important step in strengthening democracy and the voting process in Turkey. It is a testament to the government’s commitment to ensuring that every citizen’s vote is counted and that their voices are heard. This initiative has provided an opportunity for Turkish citizens living abroad to actively participate in the upcoming elections and have a say in shaping the future of their country.