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Ballot papers for archbishop election being printed

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Ballot papers for the archbishop election are already being printed at the state printing office, Commissioner for the archbishopric elections Ioannis Charilaou said on Tuesday, adding that everything for them is on schedule.

As part of the election procedure, members of the public who wanted their names removed from the electoral roll had until Tuesday to email authorities and inform them. According to Charilaou he was not aware of any requests made to that effect.

Following the decision to bar foreign Orthodox Christians from voting, Cypriots who wish to register to vote and were not on the electoral roll by October can email [email protected] by December 3 at 12pm with their full name, date of bath and address. The subject line was be ‘Registration to electoral rolls for archbishop elections 2022’.

According to Charilaou, printing of the ballots began on Monday night. The next steps include setting up voting booths and preparing the staffers at each election centre.

Elections for the new archbishop will take place on December 18.

The Holy Synod is expected to convene between Christmas and New Year to cast their vote on who, from the top three in the popular vote, will become the new archbishop.

 

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