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With four days to go, 12,340 voting documents remain uncollected

After door-to-door delivery was completed, there were 37,394 undelivered documents, but only 12,335 now remain to be collected

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Paul Cocks
29 May 2017, 10:19am
25,059 documents were collected in five days
25,059 documents were collected in five days
More than 25,000 voting documents were individually collected from police stations across Malta and Gozo in five and a half days, after door-to-door was concluded on Monday, MaltaToday has learnt.

When the hand delivery was completed, there were 37,394 undelivered documents, but only 12,335 now remain to be collected, after 25,059 were collected between Wednesday and noon yesterday.

Voters now have until Thursday to collect the document from the offices of the Electoral Commission in Valletta.

MaltaToday has learnt that this year’s figure is slightly higher than that registered at the same stage in the run-up to the last election four years ago. There are, however, 10,000 more registered voters this time round and there was less time available to dedicate to door-to-door distribution of documents and collection from police stations, because of the short election campaign.

Political parties have been urging the eligible voters to visit their locality’s police station or local council to collect the voting document, with the number of undecided voters remaining high.

The undecided voters have become the target of both political campaigns, with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat trying to rope back the disgruntled and Opposition leader Simon Busuttil trying to tap into the same disgruntled Labour supporters in the hope of gaining their vote.

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