Wednesday , October 5 2022

PHOTOGRAPHY: Voters said their presence was higher than four years ago


In 212 municipalities in Slovenia, we chose a new administration. According to the Ministry of Public Administration, 809,559 eligible voters voted, ie 47.57% of all beneficiaries. In municipalities the participation was 40.97%.

Election turnout for the whole country per year:

  • 2002 72.1%
  • 2006 58.2%
  • 2010 50.98%
  • 2014 45.2%
  • 2018 46.40%

The highest participation was 212 municipalities in the municipality of Solčava, where it exceeded 80%. More than 70% were among the municipalities of Osilnica, Lovrenc na Pohorju, Kobilje, Bloke, Podvelka and Cankova. The lowest price was found in the municipality of Izola, where more than 30%.

In urban municipalities, the highest participation in Slovenj Gradec was over 45%. The municipalities of Koper and Ptuj followed. The lowest number of urban municipalities was in Ljubljana and Crani, where the turnout was just over 30%.

Maribor. PHOTO: Tadej Regent / Delo

The Ministry of the Interior has announced the number of electoral beneficiaries in the country, as well as constituencies and electoral districts, as well as individual local communities. The elections were announced on July 13 this year at the National Assembly, and on September 3, which was scheduled for the start of the electoral duties, 1,703,712 registered voters were recorded in Slovenia.

This is less than in 2010, when the number was 1,713,984. According to the State Electoral Commission, 45.22% of the voters attended the first round of the first round on October 5th. The second round was on October 19 with a participation of 43.62%. In 2010, 50.98 responded to the first round, and in the long run, 48.81% of the voters.

What will be the voter response this year? The figures from the early voting are encouraging, with the following membership details being known two hours before the close of votes and the first few results of the elections will be announced by the National Election Commission about half an hour after the closure.

Slovenj Gradec. Photo: Mateja Kotnik / Delo

Until the close of voting, an electoral silence came into force, prohibiting any activity that would indicate that the voters would participate in the vote for one of the candidates or the brochure.

The Interior Ministry's emergency service received 130 notifications of alleged violations of electoral silence. At the time of the reception, 73 announcements were made on the assumption that there was no violation of electoral silence or cases already conducted by the Internal Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia, so that 57 notifications of 57 silence. Most cases concern applications for social communications (21), the installation of new brochures (7) and the propaganda policy through mobile telephony messages (7).

In comparison, in the 2014 local elections, 209 notices of violation of electoral silence, under which the inspection dealt with 95 cases, received most information about the distribution of mailbox material on Sunday, until 7 pm.

Yesterday, until 7 pm, 38 violations were reported, 22 of which were dealt with. They then received another 50 to date at 7 am, 29 of which were received at the hearing, he said.

In the first round of local elections in 2014, there were 209 notifications of alleged violations of electoral silence, Saturday and Sunday.

For violations of electoral silence, a fine of between € 700 and € 3,000 for campaign organizers, from 150 to 600 euros for the organizer of the election campaign, and from 150 to 400 euros per person is foreseen.

In early polls, participation in municipalities was predominantly higher than in previous local elections, according to informal election commissions.

7,072 people early in Ljubljana, more than half a year ago four years ago. In Ljubljana, all voters were 227,619, which means that 3.1% of voters voted early. Four years ago, 3,354 people voted early, since then some 229,000 eligible voters.

In Maribor, 2510 people voted early this time, out of a total of 90,572 eligible voters, who are 2.8% low. In previous local elections, the possibility of early voting was used by 1,557 people.

In Celje, 1,345 people out of a total of 41,122 of all eligible voters were voted, representing almost 3.3%. STA

Beli Križ above Piran. PHOTO: Jože Suhadolnik / Delo

Judging from the number of voters in individual constituencies, the current task could soon be held in Electoral 8 in Cankiva, where only 51 voters, the 6th district in Horjul where 56 or the 4th district in Ribnica na Pohorju, where it is expected in the Electoral Section 63. At the Election Center in Tolmin Ravne, at an altitude of 900 meters, citizenship took place before 9.00 am, Delov's correspondent reports. But if there are, for example, the eight constituencies of Cankova, Ljubljana has only one with 227,619 voters.

According to the Ministry of Public Administration, 688 candidates are candidates for positions of the first men and women in one of the 212 municipalities, of which there are exactly 100 women. A total of 87 candidates are responsible for running municipal municipalities.

There are a total of 22,314 candidates in municipal or municipal councils, of which 10,198 women, while 13,245 candidates are female councilors for positions in councils of regional and town councils, of which 5,178 women. Candidates from ethnic communities and Roma for seats in municipal or municipal councils are 60, including 17 women.

A total of 36,307 candidates voted in favor of voters' sympathy. This number is extended to the list of candidates' names, which is published on the governmental portal of the local elections of 2018.

Beli Križ above Piran. PHOTO: Jože Suhadolnik / Delo

Among the candidates are adults just exaggerated and also undoubtedly experienced dads. The age range included in the list of candidates for the post of mayor ranges from 24 to 78 years, with the broadest position being included in the list of posts in municipal or municipal councils. This interval varies between 18 and 96 years.

Only a slightly smaller scale reflects the list of candidate members in the councils of the tripartite, local and regional communities from 18 to 94 years, while the age of candidates from ethnic and Roma communities ranges between 27 and 86 years.

Pleterje. PHOTO: Leon Vidic / Delo

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