Changing the voting location must be requested by January 10th

For the early legislative elections of March 10th

Voters who want to change their voting location for the early legislative elections on March 10th must update their address before January 10th, the National Elections Commission (CNE) announced today.

«Citizens who have changed their residence and want to change their voting location must update the address associated with their citizen card before January 10, 2024», indicated the CNE in a statement.

According to the commission, this step is essential to ensure that the address on the voter registration is the one shown on the voter's identity card.

According to the CNE, in cases where the voter resides in national territory and has a citizen card, they can change their address online on the ePortugal portal or, alternatively, in person at Lojas do Cidadão or at a branch of the Instituto de Registos e Notary.

For those who live abroad and have a citizen card, in addition to having the possibility of changing their address online, they can also go to the Portuguese consulate or consular post in their area of ​​residence.

The CNE also states that, in cases where the citizen has an identity card, this procedure can be carried out at a Loja do Cidadão or at a Portuguese consulate or consular post in their area of ​​residence, in order to obtain a citizen card with the address updated.

All registered voters can consult the address shown in the electoral register at the respective census committees – parish councils, consulates or consular posts – or online in the reserved area of ​​the Voter Portal, the CNE also states.

The commission recalls that those registered abroad can vote by post or in person.

For those who wish to exercise their right to vote in person, they must express this intention – if they have not done so in previous elections for the Assembly of the Republic – with the census commission in their area of ​​residence also before January 10th.

“If you do not choose to exercise your right to vote in person, you will receive documentation to exercise your right to vote by post at the address shown on the voter registration”, the statement said.

Prime Minister António Costa submitted his resignation to the President of the Republic on November 7, because of a judicial investigation into the installation of a data center in Sines and lithium and hydrogen businesses that led the Public Ministry to open an investigation autonomous in the Supreme Court of Justice in which he is targeted.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa immediately accepted the prime minister's resignation, although without formalizing it, and two days later announced that he will dissolve parliament and schedule early legislative elections for March 10, after having heard the parties with parliamentary seats and the Council of State.