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Czech Presidential Elections

(This article expired 31.01.2013.)

For the first time in history, the President of the Czech Republic will be chosen directly by Czech citizens in the January 2013 elections. The first round of the elections will be held on January 11-12 with a potential run-off on January 25-26. The elected candidate will succeed Vaclav Klaus whose mandate ends on March 7, 2013.

Czech citizens (regardless of their immigration status in the US) will be able to vote in the United States, on the premises of the Embassy in Washington and Consulates General in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Due to the time zone difference, both rounds of the elections will be held one day earlier on the territory of the United States than in the Czech Republic, on January 10-11 and on January 24-25. Czech citizens planning to vote in the United States must be registered with the Embassy or a Consulate General by December 2.

More information about the elections and the registration process can be found on the Embassy website (in Czech language).

If you have any questions about the elections, please contact the Embassy.