In the elections day, 1,166 persons who were not having valid identity documents requested temporary identity cards in order to go to vote. In order to ensure the citizens of Moldova with necessary documents for the participation to the presidential elections on 30 October 2016, all services responsible for issuing identity cards of State Register worked according to a prolonged work schedule from 07:00-21:00.
At the request of Moldovan citizens, in exchange of internal identity cards with invalid status, and in case of identity documents declared lost, stolen or damaged, SEAI issued temporary identity cards.
The issuance of temporary identity cards was carried out at the request of the citizen, free of charge and according to a simplified procedure.
Most requests were presented at the services in Chisinau municipality. For example, SEAI Botanica issued 106 temporary identity cards, SEAI Ciocana - 98, SEAI Rascani - 80, SEAI Buiucani - 60.
The biggest number of temporary identity cards issued on 30 October 2016 was registered in the period from 10:00 to 17:00.
In the week before the elections, from 25 October 2016 to 30 October 2016, in the same conditions were issued 3,145 temporary identity cards.
It should be mentioned that in the period from 30 September to 27 October 2016 State Register ensured the issuance of identity cards in short periods of time, no matter the limit of the request. The citizens who presented the requests for issuance of identity card in this period of time had the possibility to take them, including on 30 October 2016, in order to participate in the elections.
Thus, in October 2016 were made 24,843 identity cards. For comparison, in the same period of 2015 were made 17,385 identity cards.