Elections Castilla y León 2022: Check the participation

With the votes counted at 99.28%, participation in the 2022 Castilla y León elections stands at 63.44%according to the information sent by the Board late at night. This is the lowest voting intention in history.: represents a decrease of seven points compared to the 2019 elections and about one and a half points less than in the 2017 election, which until then had the lowest turnout until then, with 64.87%.

Participation by provinces

More than two million Castilians and Leonese were called to the polls. The situation by provinces at the end of the day is shown below. Valladolid has been the region with the most intention to vote, with 67%. The following have been Soria, with 66%, and Segovia and Palencia, with 65%. León has finished the elections being the province with the lowest participation, with 60%; Zamora has not moved away much, with 61%.

Comparing the participation by provinces of these elections with those of 2019, it is observed that this decreases in all of them. The most pronounced decreases are found in Ávila (13 points less), Zamora (11) and Segovia (ten). In that call, the lowest voting intention was also that of León, with 68%a figure that has not been reached in these elections.

Situation by municipalities

By municipalities, seven of them have finished the day with a 100% participation, although none has a population of more than 30 inhabitants. Another 15, also small towns -San Miguel de Bernuy, in Segovia, is the largest, with a hundred inhabitants-, exceed or equal 90%.

For its part, Condado de Treviño, in Burgos, is the municipality with the lowest participation, which is close to 36%. Except for this one, the rest of the localities exceed 40% of voting intention.

Regarding the participation of three years ago, La Atalaya and Fuenteguinaldo, both in Salamanca, are the municipalities where it has grown the most, with more than 50 points. It has also risen noticeably in Villanueva de Gormaz (Soria), La Losilla (Soria) and Haza (Burgos), with a difference of around 30 more points compared to the previous elections.

While, La Bastida (Salamanca) is the municipality where the intention to vote falls the most compared to 2019, with 40 points less. Aldeanueva de la Sierra (Salamanca) and Benueza (León) also recorded drops of nearly 40 points.

For a week the participation was already expected to drop

The elections arrive almost three years after the previous ones, held in May 2019. The fact that this Sunday’s plebiscite has the sole objective of renewing the Cortes -that is, electing the attorneys- and not the composition of the town councils has affected the number of open polling stations, which has been reduced compared to previous years.

Given that some towns do not have their own table, the Board has set up a bus route so that the citizens of all municipalities can exercise their right to vote and not have to travel.

Free buses to go vote in the elections in Castilla y León

In regards to absentee ballotsince February 8th, they signed up for a fall in the issuance of ballots in advance. Correos reported that 51,000 applications had been registered, 40% less than in the 2019 elections. With the latest data, more than 47,000 votes have already been admitted.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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