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=== Overseas voting ===
=== Overseas voting ===
[[File:2015 Turkish general election in London, UK.JPG|235px|thumbnail|right|Turkish expats in the [[United Kingdom]] voting in [[Olympia, London|Olympia]], [[London]] on 30 and 31 May 2015]]
[[File:2015 Turkish general election in London, UK.JPG|235px|thumbnail|right|Turkish expats in the [[United Kingdom]] voting in [[Olympia, London|Olympia]], [[London]] on 30 and 31 May 2015]]
The Supreme Electoral Council scrapped the appointment-voting system that had been used in [[2014 Turkish presidential election|2014 presidential election]], where overseas citizens needed to book an appointment at a consulate to cast their votes. The system was blamed for the unexpectedly low turnout of less than 10% overseas compared to the 74.13% within Turkey. According to the new decision by the Council, overseas voters will be able to cast their votes up to 24 days before the actual general election within Turkey takes place without booking an appointment.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.ntv.com.tr/arsiv/id/25554595/ |archive-url=https://archive.is/20150121142908/http://www.ntv.com.tr/arsiv/id/25554595/ |url-status=dead |archive-date=21 January 2015 |title=YSK randevu sistemini kaldırdı – Türkiye- ntvmsnbc.com |publisher=Ntv.com.tr |date=1 January 1970 |access-date=19 May 2015 }}</ref>
The Supreme Electoral Council scrapped the appointment-voting system that had been used in [[2014 Turkish presidential election|2014 presidential election]], where overseas citizens needed to book an appointment at a consulate to cast their votes. The system was blamed for the unexpectedly low turnout of less than 10% overseas compared to the 74.13% within Turkey. According to the new decision by the Council, overseas voters will be able to cast their votes up to 24 days before the actual general election within Turkey takes place without booking an appointment.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.ntv.com.tr/arsiv/id/25554595/ |archive-url=https://archive.today/20150121142908/http://www.ntv.com.tr/arsiv/id/25554595/ |url-status=dead |archive-date=21 January 2015 |title=YSK randevu sistemini kaldırdı – Türkiye- ntvmsnbc.com |publisher=Ntv.com.tr |date=1 January 1970 |access-date=19 May 2015 }}</ref>


Voting abroad in 54 countries and 112 consulates began on 8 May and ended on 31 May, with different consulates choosing a time-frame appropriate for the number of registered voters in their respective country.<ref name="milliyet.com.tr"/> Turkish voters in [[Germany]], for example, were able to vote through the entire time allocated between 8 and 31 May, whereas voters in the [[United Kingdom]] were only able to vote on the weekend of 30–31 May due to the significantly smaller electorate in relation to Germany. This was the second Turkish election where Turkish expats were also able to vote. The votes cast overseas did not affect the parliamentary distribution since there are no overseas constituencies that elect members of parliament. Votes cast overseas only influenced the vote share, which could define whether or not a party passed the 10% election threshold and also the party that came first overall in the general election. Votes were flown and counted in Turkey after polls abroad closed on 31 May.
Voting abroad in 54 countries and 112 consulates began on 8 May and ended on 31 May, with different consulates choosing a time-frame appropriate for the number of registered voters in their respective country.<ref name="milliyet.com.tr"/> Turkish voters in [[Germany]], for example, were able to vote through the entire time allocated between 8 and 31 May, whereas voters in the [[United Kingdom]] were only able to vote on the weekend of 30–31 May due to the significantly smaller electorate in relation to Germany. This was the second Turkish election where Turkish expats were also able to vote. The votes cast overseas did not affect the parliamentary distribution since there are no overseas constituencies that elect members of parliament. Votes cast overseas only influenced the vote share, which could define whether or not a party passed the 10% election threshold and also the party that came first overall in the general election. Votes were flown and counted in Turkey after polls abroad closed on 31 May.
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