A total of 27.8% of eligible voters / Day voted in municipal elections by 4 pm

Among them, 149,395 voters or 15.49% of the eligible population voted on Saturday from 7 am to 4 pm.

The largest activity so far has been in Vidzeme, where a total of 29.53% of eligible residents have voted.

At the same time, 28.43% of the population with the right to vote have voted in Latgale, 26.2% in Kurzeme, but 25.42% in Zemgale.

A total of 964,339 Latvians can participate in these municipal elections.

Voting on Saturday can be voted from 7 to 20.

In these elections, 664 deputies must be elected in a total of 40 local governments – in six state cities and 34 newly established counties, which will start work on July 1 with the entry into force of the administrative-territorial reform.

Municipal elections will not take place on Saturday in Riga, where the city council was elected in extraordinary elections last year, as well as in Rēzekne region and Varakļāni region, where the elections were suspended following the judgment of the Constitutional Court. Elections in Varakļāni municipality and Rēzekne municipality will take place on September 11.

To reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading, voters should follow epidemiological precautions at ballot stations – keep a distance of two meters, disinfect their hands, wear a face mask, and use their pen. Voters can also get a disposable face mask and pen at the polling station. When presenting a passport or identity card to a polling station employee, the face must be exposed.

Source: Diena.lv by www.diena.lv.

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