The first progress on participation in this week’s local government elections indicates that the number of voters who went to the polling stations before 14:00 has increased by 36.69 points compared to the elections of 4 years ago. % of voters in all of Spain compared to 35.10% in 2019.
As usual, where fewer people went to the polls are in the autonomous cities and the Canary Islands, where schools opened an hour later on the peninsula. Thus, 25.64% participated in Melilla, 27.53% in Ceuta and 25.94% in the Canary Islands.
The autonomous communities with the highest turnout before 14:00 were La Rioja, 43.59%, followed by Valencia, which registered 43.25%, and Extremadura, 41.55%.
Below, we’ll tell you how participation rates rose or fell for the 2019 call.
In AndalusiaParticipation is currently 35.09%, compared to 33.36% turnout, up 1.73 points from 2019.
In AragonParticipation increased compared to 2019, this year by 40.78%, compared to 37.06% then, 3.76 points more.
In Canary IslandsWhere barely 25% of voters voted four years ago, 26% of those 28 million took part before 2pm, another point.
In Cantabria Participation was lower four years ago at 38.66% compared to 40.73% this week, so it was up 2.07%.
In Castile and LeonSo far, 37.94% of voters have taken part, compared to 36.98% who did so four years ago, up almost a point.
castilla la mancha On the other hand, participation in it increased by 40.95%, compared to 37.59% during the 2019 election, which increased by 3.36 points.
In Catalonia However, participation fell by 3.4 points. There, voter turnout fell from 35.69% in 2019 to 32.30% this call.
in Autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla At 14:00, participation was 27.53% and 25.71%, respectively, compared to 25.02% and 26.24% in 2019. While in Ceuta it increased by 2.5 points, in Melilla it is less than half a point.
Participation has also increased Navarre, 3.3 points. There, 40.67% of voters have already participated, compared to 37.36% of the last call.
and in Madrid At 14:00, turnout was 38.81%, 3.63% more than in 2019, when 35.18% of voters had cast their ballots. It represents an increase of 3.63 points.
in Society of ValenciaParticipation was 43.34%, compared to 38.17% in 2019, which is an increase of 5.17 points.
Extremadura Voter turnout also increased, though only by 1.7 points: 41.64% of voters participated before 2:00 p.m., compared to 39.86% four years ago.
In Galicia Participation also increased slightly, by 1.38 points, to 35.58% compared to 34.20% in 2019.
In Balearic Islands33.27% of voters have already cast their ballots, compared to 30.07% who participated four years ago, an increase of 3.2 points.
Rioja Participation increased significantly, 5.1 points before 14:00 with 43.99% attendance, and in 2019 38.80% already voted.
The opposite happened Basque countryWhere 35.34% of voters have already cast their vote, compared to 37.15% four years ago, which is a decrease of 1.81 points.
he Principality of Asturias This is another community where participation has increased to 3.35 points, with 36.17% of votes already deposited in the ballot box, compared to 32.82% in 2019.
finally, Region of Murcia The number of registered participants increased by four points: 40.03%, compared to 36% who went to the polls before 14:00 in 2019.
Nearly 35.5 million citizens are called to the polls this week to represent Spain’s roughly 8,100 municipalities in a very close election that will also see the renewal of 12 autonomous governments, in addition to the assemblies of the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, island councils and other territorial units. Some of the elections are highly contested and political changes are at stake in up to seven regions.
The opening of the election precincts was normal, 99.98% of the precincts were organized without any noticeable incidents. “The day developed normally,” said the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Isabel Goikoechea, at the press conference.
The key seats in this electoral map are the Community of Valencia, Aragon, Castilla-La Mancha, La Rioja, Melilla, Cantabria or the Canary Islands, while Barcelona, Seville and Valencia are also at risk of change.
Source: El Diario