Early poll held for drilling-platform workers hinh anh 1A voter cats his ballot (Photo: VNA)

Ba Ria – Vung Tau (VNA) –
Hundreds of engineers and workers casted their votes for the deputies to the 14th NA and the People’s Councils at different levels for the 2016 – 2021 tenure on May 4, just before setting sail to work on drilling platforms at sea.

The poll has been held in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau’s Vung Tau city prior to the general election slated for May 22.

The municipal election council and Vietsopetro – a joint venture between Vietnam and Russia – have arranged two polling stations at Vung Tau airport and on a Vietsopetro barge that is docked at the company’s port.

The stations will open until Election Day, allowing approximately 2,000 people to vote perform their citizen rights.

On May 2, two naval ships left the wharf of Brigade 171 in Vung Tau city and sailed for the southern continental shelf to help forces and fishermen working there cast their votes.

With the support of the navy, early elections will be organised at 47 locations from the waters off the coast of central Binh Thuan province to those of southernmost Ca Mau province.-VNA