Measures in place to ensure voting goes ahead ‘safely’ in Portugal’s presidential elections on January 24 include the need for every presencial voter to carry a pen.
Postal votes have also been organised, as have visits old people’s homes to collect votes.
This 2021 presidential campaign has been dogged with issues due to Covid-19. With a national lockdown looming, candidates have had little opportunity to engage with the public.
Voting in these elections is reserved to Portuguese nationals.
Ex-pat residents get no say in choosing who should be the next president although all polls point to the current incumbent, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, winning by a long margin.