More than 18,000 polling stations opened at 7:00 am throughout Romania for the presidential elections on Sunday and closed at 9:00 pm.
For the first round of the ballot 18,296,567 registered voters were expected to cast their vote.
18,550 polling stations were in Romania and 294 abroad; 1,245 polling stations in Bucharest – 162 in the 1st District, 202 in the 2nd, 274 in the 3rd, 178 in the 4th, 196 in the 5th, and 233 in the 6th.
The Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) released information on voter’s turnout at 11,30, 14,30, 17,30, 20,30 and 22,30 based on information send by the polling stations to the Bureau at 10,00, 13,00, 16,00, 19,00 and 21,00.
BEC, as well as the county electoral bureaus, the electoral bureaus of the Municipality of Bucharest and the electoral bureau for the polling stations abroad are to supply partial results daily, starting at 0,00 on November 3 or, in case of a second round, on November 17. The information will be available and made public starting at 2,00, 5,00, 9,00, 11,00, 17,00, 20,00 of the aforementioned days (November 3 or November 17) and the reference hour of the presented data will be two hours prior to the moment of release, namely 0,00, 3,00, 7,00, 9,00, 15,00, 18,00.
BEC also established that the hours the voters’ turnout in the polling stations abroad in the presidential elections are 15,00 and 21,00 on the day of voting and 1,00 and 9,00 – on the day after the day of voting.
The Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP), at the notification of the political parties, made in maximum 15 days from the validation date of the election result and accompanied by evidence, verifies the electoral rolls the notification refers to, in order to discover the cases in which a person voted without elective franchise or voted several times in the same election round
Voter turnout in Sunday’s presidential elections was of 6.55 percent by 10 a.m., the Central Electoral Bureau has announced.
Turnout in the urban area was 6.37 percent and in the rural area it was 6.78 percent. A rate of 5.76 percent of the Bucharest residents had cast a ballot by 10 a.m..
The nationwide voter turnout in Sunday presidential election was of 20.78 per cent by 13:00 o’clock, EET, the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) has announced.
Turnout was 21.14 per cent in the urban area and 20.28 per cent in the rural area. As many as 20.78 per cent of the Bucharest resident voters also cast a ballot by 13:00 o’clock.
More than 40,200 voters have cast their ballots in the 2014 presidential election in Romania on Sunday, at the overseas polling stations opened to this end, as of 13:00 o’clock, EET, according to the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC).
‘As of 13:00 o’clock, EET, as many as 40,206 voters cast a ballot at 262 out of a total of 294 overseas polling stations,’ BEC reported. It also announced voting ended in Australia and New Zealand.
The nationwide voter turnout in Sunday presidential election was of 35.10 per cent by 16:00 EET, the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) has announced.
Turnout was 34.34 percent in the urban area and 36.14 per cent in the rural area. As many as 34.84 per cent of the Bucharest resident voters also cast a ballot by 16:00 EET.
8,939,922 Romanians had voted by 7 p.m., representing a voter turnout of 48.87 per cent. In 2009 the voter turnout stood at 49.97 per cent in the first round. 7,993,777 people voted on permanent lists. 875,681 Romanians voted on supplementary lists, and 70,464 voters asked for the mobile ballot box. In these estimates, 47.65 per cent of the voters were from urban areas and 50.48 per cent from rural areas.