May 06, 2021 / 17:13

Hanoi election head calls for voters’ responsibilities in casting ballots

Local authorities are stepping up their preparation for the upcoming general elections, with public health being a priority amid serious Covid-19 situation in the city.

Every voter should exercise their responsibilities in casting ballots to ensure the worthy candidates are elected and able to contribute for the city’s socio-economic development.

 Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Council and the city’s Head of Election Committee Nguyen Ngoc Tuan at a polling station in Hang Bai ward, Hoan Kiem district. Photos: Kinhtedothi

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Council and the city’s Head of Election Committee Nguyen Ngoc Tuan stressed the view while inspecting the preparation process for upcoming election of deputies for the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-26 tenure at Hoan Kiem district today [May 6].

During the inspection, Vice Chairman of Hoan Kiem district People’s Council Nguyen Thi Phuong Chung said the total number of voters in the district is estimated at over 128,000, while a steering committee to oversee the preparation process has also been set up.

“From 96 polling stations in the locality, voters would choose 32 deputies for the Hoan Kiem district People’s Council,” Chung informed.

 Tuan and the inspection team at a polling station in Ly Thai To ward, Hoan Kiem district

According to Chung, since May 3, all wards within the district have been publishing short bios of candidates running for the National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for public review.

“Meetings between candidates and voters are set to take place from May 10-21 with strict anti-Covid-19 measures,” Chung stressed.

As the election day [May 23] is approaching, Chairman Tuan requested the local authorities to ensure a fair, transparent and successful process, so that only the right candidates should be elected.

 Vice Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee and Deputy Head of the city’s election committee Nguyen Thi Tuyen at a polling station at 354 Hospital in Vinh Phuc ward

On the same day, Vice Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee and Deputy Head of the city’s election committee Nguyen Thi Tuyen also led an inspection team to check on the preparation process at Ba Dinh district.

“Every voter have rights to cast their ballots,” Tuyen noted, expecting the district’s authority to raise public’s awareness on the upcoming election.

“Strict measures against the Covid-19 pandemic are required to ensure election day - a great occasion for the society,” Tuyen added.

 The inspection team checks on preparation process at a polling station in Lieu Giai ward

On May 23, 2021, voters nationwide go to the polls to elect members of the 15th National Assembly and the People's Councils at all levels for the term 2021 - 2026.

Hanoi, the city of roughly 10 million people, has around 5.8 million voters.