Will there be budget travel for voters?

Many voters may choose not to exercise their voting rights on September 20 because they can’t afford to travel to their home town

The Popular Unity party asked Greece’s caretaker government to take measures to facilitate voters’ travel during the elections, such as free or discount travel to where they vote.

“Road tolls, ferry travel, air travel and road transport are all a public good. They are executed by private companies as a concession and are generously subsidized by the state budget,” stated the party, adding that the caretaker government is fully authorised to take such measures.

The party points to the repeated elections and the recent holidays that have stretched poorer voters ability to afford to travel to the area where their voters’ rights are located. The may be unable to cover yet another trip to their home town, especially as a result of the increased costs for children at the start of the school year.