Polish Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski expressed his conviction on Monday that postal voting was the safest method and the only one that could be carried out during the epidemic.
The Sejm (the lower house of Polish parliament) on Thursday morning rejected the Senate's veto to the ruling party's postal vote bill. Now the legislation will go to the president for signature before becoming law.
The possibility to enroll on the electoral register for presidential elections planned for May 10 has been ensured for all Polish citizens living in a country with a Polish diplomatic mission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has informed PAP.
The head of the State Electoral Commission (PKW) announced on Thursday that, keeping in mind the health and lives of the electorate and polling station staff, special voting methods should be introduced and added that postal voting was the easiest such procedure.
A safe presidential election in its traditional form would be possible in two years at the earliest due to the coronavirus epidemic, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said on Friday and added that if political parties disagree on it, the only secure form is postal voting.
Poland's Sejm, lower house, on Monday night passed a bill envisaging postal voting as the only way to cast a vote in the 2020 presidential election, presently scheduled for May 10, as the country struggles with a coronavirus epidemic.
All Polish adults will be able to vote in the May 10 presidential election via postal voting amid the spreading coronavirus epidemic, according to a draft law filed with the Sejm (lower house) on Tuesday by ruling party MPs.