Voter turnout at 09.00 am is lower than during the first round of the monthly elections a week ago.
Voter turnout in Sofia at 09:00 it is 1.3%, according to the exit poll data of the agency “Gallup”, made to order of NOVA. IN Plovdiv 1.1% of eligible voters went to the polls.
There is a higher voter turnout in Varna and Blagoevgrad – 1.5% and 4.1% respectively.
Runoff the local elections are held in Bulgaria. In the second round, we elect 91 mayors of municipalities, 451 mayors of town halls and 31 mayors of districts. There will be a runoff in four town halls, in which three candidates will participate, since the second and third have the same number of votes – Sukhozem town hall, Dragash Voivoda, Dobrina, Vasilievo. 6,308,052 voters have the right to vote, and citizens who acquired voting rights between the two rounds are also included in the electoral lists for voting on Sunday.
The election day in the country started at 07.00 and will continue until 8:00 p.m.and it can be extended until 21:00 if there are voters who have not voted in front of the section.
In a number of cities there was a problem with the machines at the beginning of the election day.
Here’s how election day goes in the country:
Election day in a municipality Blagoevgrad for the election of the mayor of a municipality has begun, said the chairman of the Municipal Election Commission Martin Busarov. Information is received from many of the sections in the municipality MECthat the machines do not print the result on the ballots – either they come out late or they don’t come out at all, Busarov pointed out. At the moment, machine voting has been suspended in two of the sections – in #5 and #21, where voting continues only on paper. We continue to receive information about problems with machine voting from other sections as well, which we will summarize at a press conference, Martin Busarov said.
Election day in Varna started normally, all 409 sectional commissions have been opened, announced the chairman of the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) Velin Zhekov. Three of the voting machines have not started and those sections will be voted on by paper ballots. On the territory of the municipality, machine voting is available in 394 sections. Voters for the second round of the local elections in Varna, according to data from the Central Election Commission (CEC), are 281,627.
Under normal conditions, the second round of the local elections began in Veliko Tarnovo municipality, announced Desislava Yonkova, chairwoman of the Municipal Election Commission. 142 polling stations have been opened, in one of the total 108 stations in which voting can be done by machine, a problem occurred when starting the device, the commission will carry out an inspection and, if necessary, issue a decision to vote there only with paper ballots. In the second round of the elections, 68,040 voters will choose between Daniel Panov from GERB and Yordan Terziyski from PC “We continue the change – Democratic Bulgaria”. In the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo, there are also runoffs in the town of Kilifarevo, Samovodene and Ledenik.
The second round of the mayoral elections Vidin municipality it started normally, with no reports of violations. Three substitutions of members of sectional election commissions were made due to illness. This was said by the chairman of the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) in Vidin, Daniel Boyanov. All 130 sections are open in the municipality. In 92 of them you can vote with a machine, there are also nine mobile ones. Voters in a municipality Seen are 52,409 as of November 5, according to a reference on the website of the Central Election Commission.
The election on November 5 started normally, according to the Municipal Election Commission (ECC) in Gabrovo. All electoral commissions on the territory of Gabrovo municipality are open and working normally. The OIC added that there were no problems related to the organization of voting. There are also no absentee members of sectional election commissions. The number of people who have the right to vote in the municipality is 51,891 people.
The second round of the elections for local government representatives in Dobrich municipality started in a calm environment and on time, with no reports of violations. This was announced by the chairman of the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) – Dobrich Tsonka Velkova. All 129 sectional election commissions are open in the municipality, and machines have been delivered to 125 of them. In one of the sections, the machine did not start and a decision was issued by the OIC that the vote be by paper. Thus, the possible sections for election by machine vote become 124. The voters in the municipality of Dobrich are 12,285. Two candidates are fighting for the mayoral seat.
Election day in Kyustendil started off easy. All sectional election commissions are open and there are already voters, said the chairman of the Municipal Election Commission Venceslav Mehandzhiyski. In 76 sections on the territory of the municipality Kyustendil it is also possible to vote with machines. The total number of sectional commissions is 114. The number of voters on preliminary lists in the regional center is 63,325.
Election day in a municipality Lovech started normally in all 98 sections. No violations were reported. Due to health problems, only one member of the sectional election commission (SEC) did not appear. The committee will work in reduced composition. This was announced by the chairman of the Municipal Election Commission in Lovech, Anna Mihailova. According to her, some machines do not have their time set after the switch to winter time, but this does not prevent voting with them. Ciela Norma technicians are about to check them. In the municipality of Lovech in 66 sections it will be possible to vote by machine.
The election day in the Pazardzhik municipality started normally, announced the chairman of the Municipal Election Commission, Antoni Varbev. He added that all sections opened on time. According to the electoral rolls, 96,808 people from Pazardzhik municipality have the right to vote in the local vote. They will be able to vote in 152 sections. In more than 130 of them, voting will be done both by paper ballot and by machine. There are currently no reports of machines not working.
The election day started normally in Pleven municipality, there is no information about unopened polling stations. This was announced by the Municipal Election Commission. There are a total of 168 sectional election commissions formed in the municipality. In 154 of them, voters will also be able to vote with machines. There are 108,877 people with the right to vote in the municipality, of which 88,839 are in the city of Pleven. There are seven centenarians, and the oldest of them is a 104-year-old woman, the OIC also indicated.
Election day in Plovdiv it started normally and all sections work without problem. This was announced by Kaloyan Sukhorukov, secretary of the Municipal Election Commission (MEC). The residents of Plovdiv can exercise their right to vote in 471 sections on the territory of the regional city, of which four are mobile and eight are open in hospitals and specialized facilities. Machine voting is possible in 455 sections. Plovdiv residents elect the mayor of the city and mayors of the six districts in a runoff.
The election day in Frtown of Razgrad started normally and in a calm environment, reported the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Razgrad. The Chairperson of the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) Ralitsa Kostova stated that the total number of sections is 71, and in 56 it will be possible to vote by machine. Two of the polling places are at the Home for the Elderly and the Home for Adults with Dementia. A section was also opened in the hospital in Razgrad. There are two movable sections for the municipality, covering the territory of eight settlements. 43,002 voters have the right to exercise their right to vote.
Election day in municipality of Rousse began normally, as until 7:40 a.m. there were no reports of violations or unopened sections, the total number of which is 217. This was announced by the chairman of the Municipal Election Commission in Ruse, Milena Hinkova. In a total of 203 sections, it will be possible to vote by machine. Four of the voting places have been additionally revealed – in the two university hospitals in the city, in the detention center and in the Center for Mental Health. There are three mobile sections for people with physical disabilities. There are 134,565 eligible voters in the municipality.
The election day in the municipality started normally and in a calm atmosphere Silistra. In one of the sections, the secretary did not appear, but he was immediately replaced, the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) announced.
The election day began normally and in a calm atmosphere Municipality of Sliven, announced the spokesperson of the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) Todor Todorov. At the runoff, the voters will make their choice between the candidates for mayor of the municipality Stefan Radev – from PP GERB and Plamen Krumov – nominated by PP “Direct Democracy”. According to the electoral rolls, 98,758 people have the right to vote, they vote in a total of 186 sections, of which two mobile and additional sections in the Military Hospital, the Old People’s Home and the prison. There are machines in 162 polling stations. There is also a runoff for the election of mayor in 12 villages – Bikovo, Blatec, Bozhevtsi, Byala, Gavrailovo, Gradsko, Kaloyanovo, Kovachite, Krushare, Samuilovo, Sotirya, Topolchane.
Election day in Smolyan municipality started normally, all 89 sections are open, reported the Municipal Election Commission in Smolyan. There are a total of 32,003 voters in the municipality. In 46 of the sections, voting is also by machine vote.
Election day in Sofia started normally reported Polina Vitanova, chairman of the Municipal Election Commission (MEC). All sections opened by 7:30 a.m., Vitanova said. However, there are problems with some of the machines in the “Ovcha Kupel”, “Triaditsa” and “Mladost” areas. No ballots come out or the machine crumples them, Vitanova explained. The decision of the Central Election Commission is awaited, said the chairman of the OIC. Residents of Sofia can exercise their right to vote in a total of 1,639 polling stations. The service sections are 33 and 20 – the mobile ones. 1,100,000 people can exercise their right to vote.
The second round of the elections has started normally Haskovo municipality, announced the chairman of the Municipal Election Commission Dobromir Yakimov. There is no evidence that any of the 152 sections in the area have not opened, he added. There were no problems with the installation of the voting machines and their test yesterday, Yakimov also said. There are devices in 136 sections. In the municipality, 75,951 people have the right to vote. In seven villages of the municipality there will also be runoffs for mayor of the settlement.
Election day in Shumensko began in a calm environment in all polling stations where voting takes place in the second round of the local elections, reported the press center of the Regional Directorate (OD) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. From there they specify that the employees of the ODMVR – Shumen have taken over the security of 165 sections on the territory of the district; all necessary measures have been taken for the protection of public order, fire safety and ensuring a peaceful election day.