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Vote in the town that you live in

Greeks will be able to cast their votes in the next parliamentary elections in the electoral district where they live, rather than in the district where they are registered, according to an Interior Ministry bill released yesterday. Once the bill is passed, voters wishing to be registered on special voter lists at their place of residence will be able to do so, as long as there are at least 40 applicants from the same electoral district in order to preserve the secrecy of the ballot. Special electoral centers will be set up in the capital of each prefecture (apart from Attica and Thessaloniki) with as many booths as there are groups of voters registered in other electoral regions. In Athens and Thessaloniki, and perhaps in prefectures on the island of Crete, there will be separate polling centers for voters registered in other prefectures. Deputy Interior Minister Lambros Papadimas said yesterday that the above would apply to the next elections, even if they are held prematurely.