Bulgaria votes in the second round of local elections. Here is the voter turnout by municipality as of 4 p.m.:
The voter turnout in the local elections in Sofia at 4:00 p.m. was 23.7%, announced the chairperson of the Municipal Election Commission, Polina Vitanova.
She said that 250,500 people out of a total of 1,100,000 voters exercised their right to vote.
In Sofia, citizens can exercise their right to vote in a total of 1,639 polling stations, BTA reported.
In comparison to the first round of the local elections on October 29, voter turnout at 16:00 was 25.59%.
The activity in the Plovdiv region at 4 p.m. is the highest in the municipality of Sopot – 38.41%. Followed by Hisarya with 37.54% and Brezovo with 37.09%. This is indicated by a report of the regional administration.
Plovdiv remains in the queue with 17.25%, interest is also weak in Asenovgrad – 24%.
In the municipalities of Lucky and Sadovo, which already elected mayors last Sunday, they are actively voting in the runoff, but for local rulers in the villages. The excellent student remains Lucky with 75.69%, in Sadovo – 39.22%.
Here are the other municipalities.
Kaloyanovo – 35.06%
Karlovo – 30.27%
Maritza – 31.29%
Peruštitsa – 36.33%
May Day – 28.43%
Rakovski – 31.12% (only in the village of Belozem there is a runoff)
Rhodopes – 24.57%
Stamboliyski – 36.52%
Compound – 35.49%
26.28 percent was the voter turnout in the municipality of Haskovo at 4 p.m. At the same time last Sunday, 37.69 percent of those entitled to vote had voted.
Voter turnout in the runoff for mayor of Simeonovgrad municipality was 40.87% at 4:00 p.m. By this time, 2,701 out of 6,607 eligible voters had voted, the Municipal Election Commission informed BTA.
In the first round of the local elections a week ago, the voter turnout in the municipality at the same time was 45.28%.
Voters in the municipality vote for the mayor of Simeonovgrad today in 16 sections, and in eight of them the vote can be cast by machines, in addition to paper ballots.
Low voter turnout in Blagoevgrad municipality was registered as of 4 p.m. 18,019 people voted, which is 28.52% of those eligible to vote.
In the municipality of Petrich, where the mayor is also elected in a runoff, the turnout was 33.76%, with 15,199 voters going to the polls.
In Razlog municipality, 43.16% or 7354 people voted for mayor of the municipality and mayors of villages.
In the municipality of Sandanski, 13,133 voters, or 39.09%, have so far voted for mayor of the municipality and mayors of several villages.
As of 4:00 p.m., voter turnout in the municipality of Silistra was 29.80%, the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) announced.
12,887 people out of 43,233 eligible voters went to the polls. In the first round, the voter turnout in the municipality at the same time was 33.93 percent.
Until now, the OIC has not received any complaints or reports, BTA reported.
Compared to a week ago, 5,647 fewer people voted in the municipality of Sliven at 4 p.m., announced Todor Todorov, spokesperson of the municipal election commission. In the city of the hundred voivodes, a runoff for the election of the mayor of the municipality is being held today.
There were 21,087 people who voted until 4 p.m. in the municipality of Sliven – a turnout of 21.3 percent compared to 26,734 or 27 percent who voted at the same hour in the first round of the local elections on October 29.
In the municipality of Tvarditsa of Sliven region, the mayor of the municipality is also being elected today. In the municipalities of Nova Zagora and Kotel – only mayors of town halls.
As of 4 p.m., activity in the district was 23.5 percent. By municipalities it is:
- Sliven – 21.3 percent
- Boiler – 37.1 percent
- Nova Zagora – 47.11 percent
- Tvarditsa – 33.1 percent
The municipal election commission in Sliven has not received any new complaints, the election day continues normally.
Voter turnout in the Montana region was close to 50 percent at 4:00 p.m. on the Sunday of the run-offs. Voter turnout was 44.83 percent.
The residents of the villages in the Varshets municipality, where they failed to elect a mayor in the first round, do not fail to cast their vote. The activity in the municipality is 62.50 percent. In the municipalities of Valchedrum – 38.17%, Lom – 56.31%, Brusartsi – 50.96% is the activity.
Municipal mayors are being elected today in Boychinovtsi, Berkovitsa and Medkovets. In Boychinovtsi, the activity is 60.50 percent, in Berkovitsa it is 34.42 percent, and in Medkovets – 51.43 percent.
The most active are the people in the Montana village of Nikolovo. 67.36% of those entitled to vote voted there.
As expected, fewer voters went to the second round for the election of the mayor of the municipality of Mezdra. By 4 p.m., only 5,790 of those entitled to vote had voted, which is 34.93%. For comparison, in the first round, at that time, 45.39 percent of those entitled to vote had voted.
According to the observers of the local elections, the lower turnout in the municipality of Mezdra is in favor of the previous mayor, Ivan Asparuhov, who faced his old rival for the position, Gennady Sabkov.
Voter turnout in the runoff for mayor of Radomir municipality was 31.03 percent at 4:00 p.m. By this time, 4,915 people who had the right to vote had voted, the Municipal Election Commission announced. In the first round a week ago, the voter turnout in the municipality at the same time was 38.3 percent.
Residents of the municipality are voting today in 50 polling stations, BTA reported. In 19 sections, the vote can be exercised by machines, in addition to paper ballots. In the second round, the mayor of a populated place is also elected in two Radomir villages – Drugan and Staro Selo.
Over 50% of the voter turnout in the municipality of Dimitrovgrad as of 4:00 p.m., announced the regional administration in Haskovo. In the ten sections where elections are held, 2,412 out of 4,799 eligible voters, or 50.26%, voted. At 11 o’clock before noon, the activity was 24.26%.
Mayors of the town of Merichleri and the villages of Briast, Dobrich, Krepost, Chernogorovo and Zlato Pole are elected in a runoff in the municipality of Dimitrovgrad.
22.33% was the voter turnout in the runoff in Veliko Tarnovo as of 4 p.m., according to the OIC data. 4 hours before the end of voting, less than 1/4 of voters went to the polls – only 15,197 voters out of 68,040 on the electoral rolls.
At this time, 30.82% had already voted in the first round, which is 8 percentage points less interest in the vote.
The voter turnout in the municipality of Pirdop, where the second round of the mayoral elections is being held today, was 28.64 percent or 1,816 people as of 4:00 p.m., the Chairman of the Municipal Election Commission (OIC)-Pirdop Nikolay Mihailov told BTA. There are no reports of violations, and there are no problems with the machines, he added.
There are 6,341 voters in the municipality as of November 5, Mihailov announced.
As of 4:00 p.m., 13,683 people exercised their right to vote in the municipality of Dobrich, which is 18.43 percent voter turnout, according to the Dobrich District Administration.
Today, the residents of Dobrich have a choice between two candidates. 74,285 voters have the right to vote. They vote in 129 polling stations, 124 of which have machines. There is a mobile sectional committee on the territory of the municipality, as well as one in the Multispecialty Hospital for active treatment and another in the Home for the elderly.
Voter turnout in the second round of the local elections in the Kazanlak municipality as of 4:00 p.m. was 24.7 percent, the chairman of the Municipal Election Commission Zdravko Balevski told journalists. The total number of voters is 61,242, 15,191 of them voted.
As of 11:00 a.m. today, voter turnout was 9.25 percent. In the first round of the elections for mayors and municipal councilors on October 29 this year. turnout at 4:00 p.m. was 32.05 percent, and by the end of the day it reached 40.48 percent of those entitled to vote, according to a report on the official website of the Central Election Commission.
Extremely weak activity in the runoff is reported by the OIC in Gabrovo.
As of 4 p.m., only 18.36 percent of those entitled to vote had voted.
For comparison with the first round of the local elections in this control, the percentage is 25.05, which is a whopping 8 percent more.
Apparently, after Saturday’s rain, voters went for mushrooms instead of voting, say people familiar with the process.
Voter turnout in the runoff for mayor of Petrich municipality was 33.76% at 4:00 p.m. By this time, 15,199 people had voted, the Regional Administration in Blagoevgrad announced.
In the first round of local elections a week ago, voter turnout in the municipality at the same time was 44.99%.
For the mayor of Petrich, voters in the municipality are voting today in 90 permanent and two mobile sections, and in 67 of them the vote will be by machines and with paper ballots, according to the data of the Regional Administration.
As of 4:00 p.m., voter turnout in Teteven municipality was 45 percent, with 7,431 people casting their vote, the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) informed BTA.
Compared to the first round, fewer voters went to the polls at this time. Last Sunday, voter turnout was 47.24 percent, with 7,874 people voting.
The total number of voters is 16,659. They have the right to vote in 38 polling stations, 25 of which have voting machines.
In Razgrad municipality, 11,493 voters cast their vote in the runoff until 4:00 p.m. The activity at this hour is 26.71 percent, announced the spokesperson of the Municipal Election Commission, Yumgyul Ahmedova.
According to her, the election day is going smoothly. Seven complaints and reports of violations of the electoral process were submitted to the OEC, and most of them were rejected as groundless.
In the first round at this time, voter turnout was 32.92 percent, with 14,164 eligible voters going to the polls.
On the territory of the Pazardzhik municipality, 23,452 residents or 24.23% of the total of 96,790 voters exercised their right to vote at 4:00 p.m. This was announced by the Municipal Election Commission in Pazardzhik.
Election day passes peacefully. In one precinct, voting was conducted with a paper ballot only due to a breakdown in the voting machine.
In the first round at the same time in the municipality of Pazardzhik, voter turnout was 29.47 percent.