Vientiane province has announced that 265,121 people have the right to vote to elect representatives to the 7th Legislature of the National Assembly (NA) in the general election on April 30.
Local reporter Mr Phoukhong Siduanglath said that of this number 129,283 are women.
“To select candidates to represent the people of our province in the National Assembly, we will provide 461 ballot boxes at voting stations,” Deputy President of the province's Election Committee, Ms Thongkeo Phanthanavong, told local media yesterday at a press conference.
Of these, 47 will be mobile so they can be taken to voters who are necessarily assigned to work for their organisations, so they don't miss the chance to vote.
The province has a population of 473,127 people, Ms Thongkeo said. More than 10,200 people who are provincial Party members or work for the army, military, police, local authorities or state enterprises have undergone training on five political documents at the first and third steps.
“In the future, we will send election candidates to local areas to campaign and introduce themselves to voters. They will be divided into three groups.”
She said the committee will also check the materials to be used in the election process and that security would be fully ensured.
“I urge all eligible voters to vote for your favourite candidate on April 30,” Ms Thongkeo said.
Vientiane province has 13 candidates, of which nine will be elected to represent the province in the National Assembly.