Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes says his Central American country will allow citizens living abroad to vote in the 2014 presidential election.
Funes says a government commission is looking into the necessary steps to implement absentee voting. He says the commission is getting advice from nations that already permit citizens out of the country to cast ballots.
Funes said Wednesday that absentee voting will help strengthen El Salvador's democracy.
An estimated 2.8 million Salvadorans live in the United States, while about 7 million are in El Salvador.