Czechs on continent of America begin voting Thursday

Czechs on the continent of America will begin voting in the second round of elections to choose a new head of state on Thursday. The polls will be open from 2 pm to 9 pm local time at Czech embassies and consulates general in North and South America, with the same hours applying on Friday, the Czech News Agency said.

The casting of ballots on the continent will begin in Argentina, Brazil and Chile, while Los Angeles will be the last city welcoming voters.

The reason voting begins before the polls open in Czechia is to allow time for counting prior to the end of the elections in the country.

Author: Ian Willoughby