Among those who cast their ballots were sailors, coast guards, fisheries surveillance staff, and individuals stationed at oil rigs off the provincial coast.
According to the Ba Ria – Vung Tau Election Committee, over 3,100 eligible voters who are based on off-shore missions and are unable to return home for the planned election date of May 23 went to the polls early in the province.
Amid coronavirus threats, COVID-19 prevention and control measures were strictly implemented throughout all polling stations.
Most notably, turnout for the vote reached 100%, according to the Ba Ria – Vung Tau Election Committee.
Ba Ria - Vung Tau is one of the 11 cities and provinces nationwide which is permitted by the National Election Council to hold early voting in a number of its constituencies.
The 10 other localities are Hai Phong, Can Tho, Binh Dinh, Ca Mau, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Quang Binh, and Nghe An.
Vietnamese people are scheduled to go to the polls on May 23 as they elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly and grassroots-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure.
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