Greek elections: How to vote on January 25

voting_grThe electoral list of the Ministry of the Interior shows a total of 9,808,760 registered voters called to vote in the upcoming elections on January 25. Women voters (5,060,877) outweighing men (4,747,883).

Most voters are gathered by the Athens 2nd electoral constituency (1,428,759) while the least are at Lefkada constituency in the Ionian islands is the smaller one in the country with only 29,152 voters.

224,272 young voters will cast their ballot for the first time and another 49,699 people who acquired Greek citizenship since 2012 will also exercise their voting rights for the first time.

The largest category of voters are those over 71 years of age make up the largest category of the electoral body (more than 2 million) followed by voters aged 42-47 (1 million).

Rules for Greek voters who are casting their ballots on Sunday, January 25

9,808,760 registered Greek voters will head to 19,733 booths around the country to vote in the January 25 national elections. Those who will vote in another place to the one where they live will need to have registered to do so by October 31, 2014.

Registered voters need to show their state ID or passport (even if it has expired in the case of Greek passports), driving permit or health insurance book. After voting, citizens can receive a written certificate stating that they have exercised their right to have documentation of this.

In the case of people whose names appear in two lists, the person registered in two polls will need to sign a statutory declaration stating their intent to vote at only one of the two for these elections.

Voters who do not find themselves on the list but who are registered on the municipal lists will have the opportunity to ask for a certificate of this from their municipalities so as to exercize their right to vote.

If printed ballots run out, voters will be able to cast blank ballots.