Update: 01.10.2022 12:06
Prague – The second round of elections for one third of the Senate is accompanied by rather low voter turnout. In Pilsen, Liberec and the Moravian-Silesian region today around 10 a.m. it was between ten and 15 percent. In places in the South Moravian Region, it exceeded 15 percent, and in the electoral district in the center of Olomouc, 26.6 percent of voters cast their votes. Precincts in Jihlavsk report higher interest, where Senate President Miloš Vystrčil (ODS) is facing off against Jana Nagyová (for ANO), the defendant in the Čapí hnízdo case. In some places, more than a third of the voters voted, ČTK found out.
In Jihlavsk, according to election commissions contacted by ČTK, the turnout in the individual precincts before 11 a.m. was most often between 27 and 35 percent. In some it was even higher, for example in Jihlava-Heroltice 41 percent of registered voters cast their vote.
Jičín reports similar interest as last time. In the city of 16,000, participation was 22 percent at 10:00 a.m., town hall spokesman Jan Jireš told ČTK. Six years ago, the final turnout in the second round in Jičín was 24 percent, and 16 percent in the entire constituency.
About a fifth of voters have already come to the polls in Kutná Hora, 15.7 percent of voters have arrived in Mělník.
In Prague 10, where Jan Pirk (TOP 09) and Renata Chmelová (STAN) advanced to the second round of elections, the voter turnout was approximately 16.8 percent as of 11:00 a.m. today.
Participation in the district of Karlovy Vary is still very low. At around 11:00 a.m., it was around eight percent on average in the four surveyed districts. But somewhere it reaches over ten percent.
Lower turnout than in the second round of the last senate elections is recorded by the election commissions in the Pilsen-město district. The participation ranges from ten to 15 percent, the committee members interviewed told ČTK. It is also on similar numbers in the Moravian-Silesian Region.
The elections are also accompanied by a low voter interest in district 34 – Liberec, where the mayor of Chrastava Michael Canov (Mayors for the Liberec Region) is defending a seat in the upper chamber and his opponent is Liberec councilor Radka Loučková Kotasová (ANO). As of 10:00 a.m. today, the turnout in polling stations contacted by ČTK was between 12 and 14 percent. “It was 16 percent on a rare occasion,” Zdeněk Valášek from the regional office told CTK.
In the south of Bohemia, participation did not increase significantly this morning and is still around 15 percent.
In the South Moravian Region, the highest voter turnout at 10:00 a.m. was in electoral district 79 Hodonín, where 18.24 percent of voters came to vote so far, in district number 49 Blansko, the turnout in the second round of the senate elections was 16.2 percent. Today, 14.8 percent of eligible voters voted in district number 58 Brno-město, and 15.18 percent of voters in district 55 Brno-město.
In the electoral district in the center of Olomouc, 26.6 percent of voters came to vote for one of the two candidates for the Senate at 10:00. “People are coming continuously, but I would say that the turnout today is a little lower than on Friday. Maybe a lot of people are resting in the morning and will arrive after lunch. We’ll see,” said Zuzana Koutná, recorder of the committee at the Slovanské gymnasium in Olomouc, to ČTK today. In Kroměříž, 4,502 people have gone to the polls so far, the voter turnout is 19 percent.
Voter turnout in the second round of the senate elections in Ústeck and Mosteck varies in individual polling stations. The electoral commission reports a very low turnout in one of the precincts in the Ústí part of Mojžíř, which includes residents of the excluded locality. At 10:30 it did not even reach two percent. In contrast, almost 13 percent of voters arrived at the Husova elementary school in Krásné Březno. In Telnica, 16.5 percent of people cast their votes. Less than three percent of eligible voters arrived at the municipal office in Litvínov, which also includes homeless people. In Mostecky Čepirohá, where there are mainly family houses, almost 26 percent of voters came to cast their ballots. The estimated voter turnout at 10:00 a.m. for both districts was 5.65 percent, Ústí Region spokeswoman Magdalena Fraňková told ČTK.
A fifth of the registered voters came to the second round of senate elections in the Pardubice district by 11:00 a.m. today. Voter turnout in Hlavečník in Pardubice reached 19 percent, while less than ten percent came to the Elementary School on Masaryk Square. Around 20 percent participate in the Spořilov Elementary School in Pardubice.
Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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