In the previous European elections Poles did not vote in big numbers. Turnout never was higher than 25%. This time it looks like things go differently.
The Electoral Commission just informed that the turnout at 12:00 was 14.39%. This is almost double than five years before, when by midday the Polish turnout was at 7.31%.
Last year during the local and regional elections, the turnout at midday was at 15.62%. By the end of the day the turnout was at 54.9%.
The 12:00 turnout suggests that by the end of the day some 40% to 50% may show up to vote.
The high turnout is driven by a high degree of political polarisation and a lack of a clear projected winner ahead of the vote. All leaders called on the voters to turn out to cast their ballot.
In Warsaw the turnout is significantly higher at 16.79% (compared to 10.7% five years before at 12:00). The same can be said of other regions, i.e. in the south-eastern Podkarpacie region the turnout at midday is at 15.96%, compared to 8.72% five years before.
The European citizens in Poland vote for one of 6 lists:
- Confederacy Korwin-Braun-Liroy-Nationalists
- Spring of Robert Biedroń
- European Coalition PO PSL SLD Modern Greens
- Law and Justice
- Left United – Razem, Labour Union, RSS