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That's my bill for the rental car I used to go vote in the last Portuguese presidential election.

Because those incompetents could not organize postal voting for this particular election.

During a pandemic.

Just in case you are wondering why Portuguese emigrants do not tend to vote: My polling station is 180km away from where I live, and I live near a major European city.

How can this still be called a democracy? What if I could not afford the ride?

I am fuming!

@megfault 180km! Wtf! How many polling stations did they have, 3? I mean, no offense, but Portugal isn't really that big?

@megfault Ah, my bad! Still sucks with not being able to vote by letter. Cool that you managed to vote though!

Admittedly I have no idea how this looks for Germans voting outside of Germany. How many polling stations have there been in Germany for the Portuguese election?

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@tofuwabohu I am pretty sure they can vote by mail.

I voted by mail for the upcoming municipal elections. My polling station is a 10-minute walk from home.

Requesting the ballot took me less than a minute via a web form.

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@megfault @tofuwabohu yes, german elections always have Mail voting, no matter where you live.

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