A total of 2.09 million Castilian Leonese are called to vote this Sunday in regional elections that for the first time are held alone, unmarked from the municipal ones, after on December 20 the president of the Board, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco , dissolved the Cortes of Castilla y León.
To cast your vote, 4,531 polling stations have been enabled, which have opened at 9:00 a.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m. Of the 2.09 million citizens with the right to vote, 1,934,411 reside in the autonomous community and 160,079 outside Castilla y León, while 51,755 Castilian-Leonese will be able to exercise their right to vote for the first time.
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100% of the polling stations are already constituted, as reported Héctor Palencia, director of Local Administration of the Board.
This year, as a novelty, there will be a first preview of participation at 11.30 a.m., according to Héctor Palencia, director of Local Administration of the Board. At 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the participation data will be announced. And as of 9:00 p.m., the provisional data of today’s vote counting will be reported.
Half an hour after the polling stations opened their doors, the 99.98% of the polling stations are already constituted.
The president of the Board and ‘popular’ candidate, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco will spend election night in his native Salamancawhile the socialist candidate, Luis Tudanca, will follow the count from Valladolidalthough this year it will be outside the party venue to move to the Sercotel hotel, located 400 meters from it.
The first candidates to exercise their right to vote -at 10:00 am- will be the candidates of Ciudadanos, Francisco Igea, and Por Ávila, Pedro Pascual. Half an hour later, the head of the list of Soria ¡Ya!, Ángel Ceña, and the Union of the Leonese People, Luis Mariano Santos. At 11:00 am, the ‘popular’ Alfonso Fernández Mañueco will cast his vote in Salamanca. Thirty minutes later, in Burgos, the PSOE candidate, Luis Tudanca, will go to the polls. Starting at 12:00 in León, the candidate of United We Can, Pablo Fernández, will vote and at 12:30, in Burgos, that of VOX, Juan García-Gallardo.
in these elections there will be 300 fewer polling stations because there are no municipal elections, which will mean that the residents of 1,400 towns do not have an electoral college, so they will have to travel to other larger municipalities to vote. For this, free buses or taxis have been made available to these neighbors to go vote.
In some electoral centers there were already queues to vote before they opened, according to Cristina Pampín on TVE.
At this time, when the polling stations officially open, the 90.33% of the 4,328 polling stations are constitutedaccording to data from the Junta de Castilla y León.
in today’s meeting a higher turnout than in the previous appointment of 2019 is not expected, when it was 66.16%. On that occasion, the appointment coincided with the municipal elections. On this occasion, voting by mail has plummeted and applications have fallen by 40% compared to 2019.
According the surveys, Alfonso Perez Manueco and Luis Tudancathe PP and PSOE candidates, respectively, are those who have options to form a governmentbut they do not give any of them the option of ruling alone.
Today 81 attorneys are elected in the Cortes of Castilla y León. The absolute majority is in the 41 prosecutors, a figure to which all the parties aspire.
The 26% of the polling stations in Castilla y León are already constituted at this time, according to the Board. At 9:00 a.m. the polling stations will open and voters will be able to cast their vote.
The polling station membersincluding alternates, who have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the past seven days, diagnostic tests could be done Saturday and also this Sunday.
The Elderly and people with disabilities have priority to vote between 10:00 and 12:00 at the polls, in which, for the first time, 51,755 young people can participate.
The Ministry of the Presidency of the Junta de Castilla y León has set a series of measures with recommendations to exercise the right to vote in these times of COVID: with a mask and, if possible, with the ballot prepared from home.
The national dimension that the political parties have given to these elections, with the leaders committed to the field, means that the readings tonight, once the scrutiny puts the numbers on the table, are not only regional. Our colleague María Menéndez tells you here the keys to these elections.
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Voters who go to the polls will find a day with hardly any sun, with some rainfall and a not excessive wind, but which will make the sensation of cold greater, according to Aemet forecasts
There are 2,094,490 people who have the right to vote during this day, in which the elections, first in the history of the community only with regional characterare marked by precautions against COVID-19 both in the case of voters and those designated to integrate the polling stations.
Good morning, we begin the narration at the minute of the electoral day in Castilla y León. The vote of the Castilian-Leonese today decides the future Government of the Community, where citizens have 4,531 tables to cast their votes, with 17.5 million ballots distributed and one hundred candidates to choose from.