A total of 18,961 voters in Martorell are called to the polls on Sunday

Municipal and European Elections 2019

A total of 18,961 people from Martorell are called to vote in the Elections to the Parliament of Catalonia this Sunday, 14 February. The census has increased by 471 voters compared to the last regional elections on December 21, 2017, when there were 18,490. This year, there will be 35 polling stations spread across 11 polling stations.

The polling stations will be: City Council Offices; House of Culture; Old Montserrat School; Pompeu Fabra Institute; Vicente Aleixandre School; Municipal Sports Facilities (IEM); Cultural Center; Martorell Library; Torrent de Llops Sports Facilities; Torrent de Llops Educational Complex and Mercè Rodoreda School. The tables of the Association of Neighbors of the Plan will be located in the IEM, since the premises do not comply with the protocol indicated by the Procicat.

Security measures

To go to the polls, you must wear a mask at all times. It will be necessary to respect the minimum distance of a meter and a half, and to make use of the hydroalcoholic ice. It is recommended to bring the prepared vote from home to expedite voting. The queues will take place on the street, and you will enter one by one to vote.

All spaces, including tables, ballot tables and polling booths, will be cleaned and disinfected frequently. One-way circuits will be organized to prevent people from crossing. Board members will not touch the voter ID at any time. In each center there will be a City Council official who will act as health officer, monitoring that the measures are complied with.

The incumbents and first alternates of the tables will have the opportunity to undergo an antigen or PCR test before constitution. They will be placed in such a way that at all times the distance of one and a half meters between them is maintained. They will be given equipment: a face shield, four surgical masks and an FFP2, hydroalcoholic gel and gloves for the counting time. When people infected or suspected of being infected vote, PPE protection equipment will be put on. In Martorell, 52 people have apologized for not attending the polling station, nine of which have been accepted so far.

Scheduled time slots for voting

There are three time slots planned to go to the polls. From 9.00 to 12.00 for risk groups to vote. From 12.00 to 19.00 for the general population. From 19.00 to 20.00, people in quarantine: positive, close and suspicious contacts. Stripes are not mandatory, meaning everyone can go to the polls when it suits them, but it is highly recommended to respect them to avoid the risk of infection.

Schools guarded by fixed police patrols

For the first time in an election in Catalonia, all polling stations will have a continuous police presence. That is, there will be a couple of cops from the time the polling station opens until it closes, once the vote counts are done. In Martorell, there will be a Mossos d’Esquadra agent in each school. An itinerant patrol of the Local Police will act as support in case of incidents during the day. The police device also includes personal protective equipment (PPE) for all officers who are at polling stations during the day on Sunday. These police officers have already received the necessary training for the correct use of this material.

Coverage of the day in the local media

The municipal station Ràdio Martorell 91.2 FM will offer news bulletins during the day. At 9 pm, the special program will begin Election Night 14F until we get the election results in our house. They will also be able to find out more through the martorelldigital.cat website and on the City Council’s social networks.


Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by martorelldigital.cat.

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