Local residents in three mountainous communes in Van Canh and Vinh Thanh districts of the south central province of Binh Dinh have finished their early elections to choose deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and People’s Councils at all levels on May 22, one day of the scheduled day.
Voters cast their ballots in Canh Lien commune, Van Canh district of Binh Dinh province (Photo: VNA)
Binh Dinh (VNA)
– Local residents in three
mountainous communes in Van Canh and Vinh Thanh districts of the south central
province of Binh Dinh have finished their early elections to choose deputies to
the 15th National Assembly (NA) and People’s Councils at all levels on
May 22, one day of the scheduled day.
The three communes – Vinh Kim in Vinh Thanh district, and Canh
Lien and Canh Hiep of Van Canh district, are the most remote areas of Binh Dinh
with tough traffic systems.
From 7am, amid the sound of Gongs at the cultural house of
Ha Giao village, the biggest village in Canh Lien commune of Van Canh district,
349 voters started casting their votes.
Dinh Van Vinh, a local voter from Bana ethnic minority group
who cast his votes at constituency No.1, said that like everyone in his village,
he woke up early and prepared to join the elections. He said he hopes the
chosen candidates will give attention to further improving their living
The voting activities were made in line with COVID-19
prevention and control regulations.
Meanwhile, in O2 village of Vinh Kim commune, 124 local
voters excitedly came to the community house to practice their voting rights.
Election boxes are transported to the centre of Vinh Kim commune (Photo: VNA)
Despite the long distance from their house to the community
house and their busy farming activities, all the voters came early and
completed the voting by 9am.
“I hope that the elected NA deputies will make positive contributions
to the country, while deputies to the People’s Councils from communal to
provincial levels will help us show out aspirations,” said Dinh Ly, a local
O2 village has 49 households with 215 people, mostly from the Bana
ethnic minority group. The voters had to spend five hours walking from their
residence to the commune’s centre to cast their vote.
According to Doan Van Phi, Vice Standing Chairman of the
Binh Dinh People’s Council and Vice Chairman of the Election Committee of Binh
Dinh, the locality has organised early elections in 10 polling areas. The
voting activities finished at all the areas right in the morning, he said.
As of 10am the same day, nearly 2,000 voters in all the 10 voting areas in
three communes of Van Canh and Vinh Thanh completed their voting.
On the sam day, early elections were also held in Bac Ninh city, Tu Son township and Tien Du and Gia Binh district in the
northern province of Bac Ninh, one of the current biggest COVID-19 hotspots.
Nguyen Trong Tan, Director of the provincial Department of
Internal Affairs, said that as of 16:45pm on May 22, 100 percent of local
voters finished their voting without any abnormal circumstances.
Bac Ninh province has 858,787 voters who cast their votes in 973