Voting Instructions for Armenian Citizens in US

Armenian Embassy in US releases voter registration details; encourages Armenian citizens in US to participate in upcoming presidential elections

WASHINGTON–DC–Elections for the President of the Republic of Armenia will be held on February 19–2003–as per by Articles 50-52 of the Constitution and based on the Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia.

As required by the appropriate provisions of the Electoral Code–four electoral precincts were established in the United States on January 4–2003–to allow citizens of the Republic of Armenia residing in the United States–with temporary or permanent status–to cast their ballots in the Presidential election.

Two of the electoral precincts established are in the Los Angeles–California area–one is in Washington–DC–and one in New York–NY.

In order to vote at the US electoral precincts–the citizens of the Republic of Armenia–who are eligible to vote and are older than 18–need to register at one of the following Armenian diplomatic missions–depending on their residency/geographic location:

REGISTRATION/VOTING SITES

– Permanent Mission of the Republic of Armenia to the United Nations–119 East 36th Street–New York–NY 10016

– Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to the United States–2225 R Street, NW–Washington–DC 20008

– Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia–50 North La Cienega Boulevard–Suite 210–Beverly Hills–CA 90211

Voter Registration forms can be obtained from one of the diplomatic missions–and is also available on-line at the Embassy of Armenia website: www.armeniaemb.org.

The completed Voter Registration form can be submitted in person or by mail–and cannot be presented by telephone or fax. Citizens must register to vote by February 17–2003–in order to be included in the main voter list.

Citizens who register February 18-19–2003–will be included in the supplementary voter list.

On the election day–February 19–2003–votes can be cast by registered voters between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM (8:00 – 20:00) at the precinct where they have registered to vote.

Voters must appear in person and present their passports.

For the convenience of Armenian citizens residing in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area–a second precinct will operate at the following address (note that registration will not take place at this site–only voting):

Armenian Society of Los Angeles–
221 South Brand Boulevard
Glendale–CA 91204.

Voter lists for both Los Angeles precincts will be uniform and will be posted at both precincts but–voter Registration forms need to be submitted to the Consulate General.

For further inquiries about the Presidential election–or to request a Voter Registration form please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate Armenian diplomatic mission:

In New York: Tel. 212-686-9079–email: Armenia@un.int (Permanent Mission in New York)

In Washington: DC Tel. 202-319-1976–202-319-2983–email: armconsul@speakeasy.net (Embassy of Armenia in Washington); or

In Los Angeles: Tel. 310-657-6102–email: armconla@aol.com (Consulate General in Los Angeles–CA).

The diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Armenia in the United States call on all Armenian citizens residing in the United States to fulfill their civic and constitutional duty by voting in the Presidential election of the Republic of Armenia on February 19–2003.

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