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February 25, 2021
POLITICS

BEC: : 42.93 pct of voters turn out to polls until 19:00

Voter turnout in the local elections of Sunday until 19:00 hrs stood at 42.93 pct, according to data announced by the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC).

Until 19:00, 7.866.587 persons of the 18.320.473 persons listed on electoral lists had voted, the data shows.

According to BEC, Bucharest’s turnout stood at 27.63 pct of the voters. Bucharest’s District 1 saw 30.43 pct of electors turnout, District 2 – 28.05 pct, District 3 – 26.35 pct, District 4 – 27.51 pct, District 5 – 25.68 pct, and District 6 – 28.54 pct.

The highest turnout by county was recorded in Giurgiu – 54.89 pct, Olt – 54.25 pct, and Teleorman – 53.57 pct; the lowest turnouts were in the counties of Covasna – 38.43 pct, Iasi – 37.95 pct, and Timis – 35.52 pct.

According to BEC voter turnout for other periods of the day was as follows:

39.17 pct until 18: 00 hrs

31.71 pct until 16:00 hrs

21.12 pct until 13:00 hrs

7.93 pct until 10:00 hrs

 

Voter turnout in Romania’s local elections since 1992

 

Voter turnout in Romania’s local elections ranged from 65 per cent in 1992 to 49.38pct in 2008, with more voters in the first round as a general rule. The 2016 elections have only one round.

The first round turnout figures were as follows: 65pct of 16.65 million registered voters on 9 February 1992, the first local elections after the fall of the Communist regime in 1989; 56.47pct of 17.7 million on 2 June 1996; 50.85pct of 17.6 million on 4 June 2000; 54pct of 17.5 million on 6 June 2004 – the only time the turnout was higher than four years before; 49.38 pct of 18.5 million on 1 June 2008; and 56.39pct on 10 June 2012 – the first time the single-round system was used.

The second round turnout was slightly above 50pct in 1992; 54.74pct in 1996; 46.93pct in 2000; 50.17pct in 2004; and 47.42pct in 2008.

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