Thursday, 18 February 2021

Ceisteanna (142)

Joan Collins

Ceist:

142. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 125 of 11 February 2021, the date that each embassy applied for permission to operate polling stations for electoral events in their country of origin; the date permission was granted in each case in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9255/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The following table provides details of when each Embassy informed the Department of Foreign Affairs of its intention to operate a polling station, the date on which the Department confirmed it had no objections to the operation of a polling station, and the date on which polling took place.

In addition to the details noted as follows, two Embassies, Poland and Spain, informed the Department of their intention to provide for postal voting for their citizens. In each case, postal voting did not involve the operation of a polling station.

Embassy

Date DFA Informed

Date of DFA confirmed

Polling Date

Notes

Hungary

9 Dec 2019 and 4 Aug 2020

7 Jan 2020 and 22 Sep 2020

16 Feb 2020 and 11 Oct 2020

France

25 Feb 2020

n/a

17 May 2020

Elections cancelled

Russia

9 June 2020

30 June 2020

1 July 2020

Croatia

25 May 2020

18 June 2020

4 - 5 July 2020

Myanmar

2 Sep 2020

30 Sep 2020

3-4 Oct 2020

Lithuania

28 Sep 2020

8 Oct 2020

8 -11 Oct 2020

Over 95% of polling by post

Chile

23 Sep 2020

23 Oct 2020

25 Oct 2020

Georgia

31 July 2020

29 Oct 2020

31 Oct 2020

Algeria

28 Sep 2020

29 Oct 2020

31 Oct – 1 Nov 2020

Moldova

28 Feb 2020 and 3 Nov 2020

29 Oct and 11 Nov 2020

1 Nov 2020 and 15 Nov 2020

Romania

2 July 2020

3 Dec 2020

4 -5 Dec 2020

Portugal

17 Dec 2020

11 Jan 2021

12 -14 Jan & 23 -24 Jan 2021