Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
The officers, soldiers and fishermen cast their votes to elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and People’s Councils at all levels, earlier than scheduled for others.
The early voting was held in five constituencies in the provincial capital of Vung Tau for naval and coast guard officers and soldiers, fishery surveillance forces, workers on offshore oil platforms, and fishermen, nearly three weeks before national polling officially takes place on May 23.
Two working groups were also dispatched from the Brigade 171 wharf to organize advance polling for voters at offshore economic, scientific and technical service stations on the southern continental shelf, known as the DK1 platforms, and on ocean-going naval vessels.
According to the Naval Region 2’s High Command, there are 378 officers and soldiers on duty at 15 DK1 platforms and naval vessels at sea. The groups are set to return to the mainland before May 23.