The Lebanese diaspora and expatriates will have the chance to vote in the 2022 elections before their Lebanese counterparts. Local elections will take place on May 15 while overseas elections will take place on May 6 and 8.

Voting dates abroad differ from country to country, you can check with your respective local diplomatic mission or consult: Here are all the voting places for the Lebanese elections.

Overseas election dates are determined by the country’s time zones and weekend day policy. In simple terms, the vote will take place either on a Friday or a Sunday, depending on the public holidays of the country of residence.

Employees participating in the electoral process will however vote on May 12, in order to be free for local and international elections.

Registered voters will be contacted by the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities to inform them of their electoral code, polling place and office number. Lebanese citizens who have not been contacted can still visit their diplomatic mission’s website for the relevant details mentioned above.

Foreign voters registered on the electoral lists with their respective Lebanese mission in their country of residence, whether they are citizens or residents of the host country, must have a valid biometric or navy blue passport, or plastic Lebanese identity card when they arrive at the polling stations.

If you have not yet renewed your passport and are ready to vote, you must go to the nearest mission to renew your credentials in order to be able to vote.

The Ministry of Interior and Municipalities previously announced designated voting centers for each country. 961News has prepared a minimalist and comprehensive, yet comprehensive list that will help everyone. Be sure to check it out.

What beginners need to know:

Election processes can be confusing for first-timers, and it is not advisable to ask anyone for help. There are designated employees for this process and they hold full knowledge (and responsibility) of any request you may have.

The law clearly prohibits the launching and ending of the electoral process without the full presence of all the employees concerned as well as the representatives of the electoral lists. When the assistance is complete, the process can begin.

You are only required to bring your credentials (passport and ID mentioned above) and maybe a pen, maybe. Electoral rolls are prepared and pre-printed by the authority and a blue ballpoint pen will be available. You cannot write or create a custom listing.

Be sure to respect your privacy once in the booth and not to answer any personal or election-related questions that could be used to trick you into giving details. The law does not allow any form of registration or exchange of information at stations.

The following is very easy to understand, the elections will take place from 7:00 a.m. until the closing of the cash desks at 10:00 p.m.