Voter turnout

Why voters abstained in the European election

The majority of Greek citizens spoke through silence and abstained from the recent European election. Voter turnout was just 41%, much lower than that in the June 2023 national election (54%). To interpret this record high abstention rate, one common and one more dramatic explanation have been suggested. The first tells us that the European Parliament elections are not of interest to citizens.

Analysis Reveals Steep Drop in Machine Voting During Bulgarian Elections

A recent analysis by the Institute for the Development of the Public Environment (IRPS) highlights a significant decline in the use of machine voting during Bulgaria's parliamentary elections on June 9. This decline marks a stark contrast to previous elections, where voting technology was a focal point of political discourse and legislative adjustments.

Bulgaria's June 9 Elections: 34.41% Turnout for National Assembly, 33.79% for EU Parliament

The Central Election Commission (CEC) reported a 34.41% voter turnout at the end of election day on Sunday, June 9. By 20:00, 2,268,644 people had voted for the National Assembly. Meanwhile, the turnout for the European Parliament elections was slightly lower, with 33.79%, or 2,074,192 voters.

People expect more

Sunday's European Parliament election reflected discontent with the conservative New Democracy government in Greece, but without pointing to an alternative. Citizens - those who voted and those who did not, en masse - expect more. 

Voter turnout as of 10 am at 9.94 pct - commission

BELGRADE - The voter turnout in Sunday's elections in Serbia was 9.94 pct as of 10 am, the head of the national statistical office, Miladin Kovacevic, told a press conference at the offices of the national electoral commission.

By comparison, in the previous elections, held on April 3 last year, the turnout as of 10 am was 9.59 pct, Kovacevic said.

Shock; 0.09!

It is the first such case in the last few decades, reports Yonhap.
A total of 27,858 workers, peasants, intellectuals and officials were elected as new members of local provincial assemblies, cities and counties in Sunday's local elections, according to a Central Election Commission report published by North Korea's official KCNA news agency.

Metodi Baikushev Wins in Blagoevgrad with 100% Processed Protocols

Metodi Baikushev is the new mayor of Blagoevgrad, according to data with 100% processed protocols in the Regional Central Committee.

  • Metodi Baikushev - WCC-DB - 50.21%
  • Ilko Stoyanov - initiative committee - 47.24%
  • I support no one - 2.56%

Voter turnout is lower compared to the first round.

There are only 7 reports of election violations.

Sofia Records 1.3% Voter Turnout at 09:00 AM as Polls Open

As the polls opened for the election day, initial data on voter turnout in various Bulgarian cities has started to emerge. These figures provide an early glimpse into civic engagement and participation in the ongoing elections. According to exit poll data from the Gallup agency, reported by NOVA, here are the voter turnout percentages in several key cities as of 09:00:

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