Election Turnout Highest in Ljubljana Centre, Lowest in Ptuj

By , 26 Apr 2022, 11:56 AM Politics
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STA, 25 April 2022 - The highest turnout in Sunday's general election was recorded in the Ljubljana Centre electoral unit, where it reached 73.6%, and the lowest in the Ptuj electoral unit at 64.4%. Among electoral districts, the Škofja Loka 2 district reached the highest turnout with 78.49%, whereas Lendava saw the lowest turnout at 56.46%.

The National Electoral Commission's (DVK) latest unofficial partial data shows that 1,185,161 voters cast their vote in the election, or 69.83% of the electorate.

According to the Ljubljana - Moste Polje local electoral commission, the voting at the Senožeti polling station had to be extended by 30 minutes and by 10 minutes at Bizovik as they ran out of ballots due to a high turnout but continued without any further complications.

Polls were also open yesterday at 30 Slovenian embassies and consulates abroad. Diplomatic missions and consular posts have reported no voting issues so far.

In line with relevant rules, local electoral commissions are counting today the votes received from Slovenia by mail. The final count for ballots received from abroad will be carried out on 3 May after 12am.

The turnout in the previous general election in 2018 was at 52.64%, almost 20 percentage points lower as this year's. In light of the high voter turnout in the latest election, which is the second-highest in Slovenia's history, the DVK has commended the work of electoral committees.

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