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2021 COM.IT.ES. Elections - Register to vote by 3 November

Date:

07/06/2021


2021 COM.IT.ES. Elections - Register to vote by 3 November

In 2021, Italian Citizens resident abroad are called upon to exercise their vote for the renewal of their representatives.

The Com.It.Es elections are currently scheduled for 3 December 2021.

In order to vote, you must express the option to vote by 3 November 2021.

The jurisdiction of the Com.It.Es. of Pretoria is the same as the consular jurisdiction of the Embassy and includes the city of Pretoria, and Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius and Namibia.

To this end:

It is necessary to complete the form and return via email, with a copy of a valid ID document, to: consolato.pretoria@esteri.it, or deliver the documentation to the Embassy of Italy in Pretoria.

Alternatively you may communicate the option to vote by way of the Fast-It portal.

Those who live in the jurisdictions of the Com.It.Es. of Johannesburg – the same as that of the Consulate-General in Johannesburg (Gauteng excluding Pretoria, Free State, KZN, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West) or of the Com.It.Es. of Cape Town – the same as that of the Consulate in Cape Town (Western Cape, Eatsern Cape, Northern Cape), please check their pages. The procedure is the same, just the e-mail address to send the form changes.

 

For the Comites of Pretoria, the List 1 "Gli amici della Comunità P.M.M.N.L." is standing for election.

The list of candidates is available here. One can express up to four preferences.

 

The Com.It.Es. – on the side of Italians in the world

What are they?

Established in 1985, Com.It.Es. are elected bodies that represent compatriots abroad, in relations with Embassies and Consulates and for inclusion in the countries in which they operate.

What is their function?

They represent the Italian Community, promoting its interests; they favour the introduction of the new mobility and preserve the historical memory of Italian emigration.

How many are there?

In the world there are 108 Com. It. Es., of which 50 in Europe, 44 in the Americas, 7 in Asia and Oceania, 4 in the Middle East and 3 in Sub-Saharan Africa. An important presence, to represent and promote the interests of the Italian community in the world.

By whom are they elected and when are they formed?

They are directly elected by compatriots residing abroad in each consular district where at least three thousand compatriots reside.

Who is part of it?

They are made up of 12 or 18 members, elected in consular districts respectively below or above the threshold of 100,000 AIRE resident compatriots, and remain in office for 5 years.

Visit the Farnesina website for more information on Com.It.Es. (in Italian).

 

Video 

1. Comites - EP 01 WHAT ARE THE COMITES

2. Comites - EP 02 PARTICIPATING IN COMITES ELECTIONS

3. Comites - EP 03 WHERE WILL THE NEXT ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE

4. Comites - EP 04 PARTICIPATING IN COMITES’ ACTIVITIES

5. Comites - EP 05 COMITES’ ACTIVITIES

6. Comites - EP 06 HOW TO RECEIVE THE BALLOT PAPERS

 

Podcast (in Italian)

1. Elezioni Com.It.Es.

2. Com.It.Es : chi puo' votare?

3. Dove si terranno le elezioni

4. Il Com.It.Es. ti aiuta


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