Elections: Special medical form required for sick people in need to skip queues

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Electoral Commission has just issued a number of instructions for elderly and sick persons that need to skip the queue at polling stations, amongst which the requirement to collect a special form from registered medical practitioners.

The instructions:

  1. On voting day, person over the age of 75 and stretcher cases from hospitals and other old peoples’ institutions shall be allowed to avoid queueing at all times during the day without the need of a medical certificate;
  2. Persons between the ages of 60 and 75 shall be allowed to skip the queue from 1pm till 5pm;
  3. All other persons that are sick and/or unable to wait in the queue must present a medical certificate in order to avoid the queue only until 1pm. Persons in possession of a special identity card issued from the National Commission for Persons with Disability do not need a medical certificate;
  4. The Electoral Commission shall receive applications from medical practitioners who are not contesting the elections to allow them to issue official forms which will serve as a medical certificate so that sick persons may skip the queue during the stipulated times.