Netherlands to begin historic three-day election during lockdown

Polls opened in the Netherlands on Monday for the country’s first-ever vote spread out over three days, a scheme designed to avoid crowding during the country’s ongoing lockdown. Two days ahead of the formal – and final – day of voting on Wednesday, a number of polling stations opened to give ample voting time to an electorate of around 13 million during the pandemic. Postal voting has also been allowed for the first time for citizens aged 70 and over living in the country. Some 1,600 polling stations opened on Monday morning at 7:30 am (0630 GMT). Wednesday is the main voting day. Strict prot…

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