Polls open at 7 this morning to choose the mayor a Roma, Milan, Turin, Naples, Bologna and Trieste. We vote for the renewal of 1,192 municipal administrations, for the Supplementary to the Chamber in the colleges of Rome-Primavalle and Siena and for the regional in Calabria. There are 12,147,040 voters called to the polls, distributed in 14,505 sections. Today the polling stations will remain open until 11pm, and voting will also take place tomorrow from 7am to 3pm.
15.41 Wrong ballots in Turin. At least twenty wrong ballots arrived at the polling stations Cuorgnè, in the Turin area, where voting operations are underway to elect the new mayor. These are cards intended for the administrative of Volpiano which, by mistake, were sent to some seats in Cuorgnè. To notice the problem this morning was a voter from Cuorgnè who, at the polling station set up in elementary schools, entered the booth to vote and found the ballot with the lists and candidates for mayor of Volpiano. Subsequent checks made it possible to recover at least twenty wrong cards.
Ore 13.51 Suppletive Roma – The turnout at 12 today is even 10,37% (21,077 voters out of 203,275 voters) to the single-member constituency Lazio 1 – 11 (Rome – Primavalle district). The dispute to express a new member of the Chamber of Deputies is six: Andrea Casu (Democratic Party), Pasquale Calzetta (Lega Salvini Premier – Brothers of Italy – Forza Italia – Union of Center – Noi conItalia), Giampaolo Bocci (For Italy with Paragone Italexit), Luca Palamara (Palamara), Danilo Ballanti (Communist Party), Giovanni Antonio Cocco (European Liberal Party – Sgarbi Rinascimento Italy).
13.47 Candidates, lists and pink quotas: in small municipalities blue prevails. 50% of the municipalities under 5,000 inhabitants involved in the 2021 electoral round do not hit the target for women’s quotas. This is the main figure that emerges from the CSEL report, drawn up for Adnkronos on the occasion of the electoral round of the administrative. Last June, remember the Study Center for local authorities, the third section of the Council of State had raised the question of constitutional legitimacy on the rules governing elections in municipalities with up to 5,000 inhabitants. Although our legal system establishes the general principle that in the lists of candidates the representation of both sexes must be ensured, in fact in small municipalities, no sanctioning mechanism is envisaged where respect for gender equality is lost. Although there has been some timid improvements compared to 2020, the target quota for women is still far from being achieved in administrations below 5,000 inhabitants. There are 755 Municipalities with these characteristics, called to the polls between 3 and 4 October in the Regions with ordinary statute, only 384 have lined up at least 1/3 of female candidates. Virtually one in two, exactly like last year. In 79 municipalities (compared to 63 in 2020), male candidates represented percentages higher than 80% of the total. There are two extreme cases: Prunetto, a town of 471 inhabitants in the province of Cuneo, and Pescolanciano, in the Isernino area (878 inhabitants), where there is a total absence of the female component. Not far away is the scenario that will appear in the polls for the voters of Orero (Genoa) and Borghetto d’Arroscia (Imperia), where the lists are 100% male but, if nothing else, two of the three aspiring mayors are women. However, there are 39 municipalities (compared to 14 last year) in which female candidates outnumbered those belonging to the male gender. Particularly out of the core the Municipality of Santo Stefano Roero (1,407 inhabitants), in the province of Cuneo, which is the only administration under 5 thousand inhabitants involved in this electoral round, where the two aspiring mayors (a man and a woman) have deployed two teams all female. It is an administration that has experienced, in the recent past, a failure and a commissioner and therefore seems to want to start again by focusing on women. As for the candidates for the position of mayor, the overall percentage is even lower: the aspiring mayors are only 255 out of 1,539, equal to 16% of the total. In 533 cases out of 755, there is no representative of the fair sex to compete for the tricolor band.
Ore 13.42 Suppletive Siena – AAt 12 noon the turnout for the supplementary elections of the Chamber stopped at 7,19% in the college of Siena.
13.37 Crowd in Turin. At 12 noon 9.62% of voters voted (2016: 14.06%)
13.34 Crowd in Milan. At 12 noon 11.01% of voters voted (2016: 15.57%)
13.32 Crowd in Naples. At 12 noon, 10.15% of voters voted (2016: 15.17%)
13.24 Regional turnout in Calabria At 12 noon 7.41% of voters voted (2016: 10.50%)
13.20 Crowd Rome city: in the capital at 12 noon 11.83% of those entitled voted. In 2016 it was 14.12%
1.18 pm Definitive turnout at 12 noon – Data from 1,153 municipalities out of 1,153. So far 12.67% of those entitled have gone to vote. In 2016 they were more: 17.74%
1.13 pm Chaos in section at the Righi high school in Rome (Municipality II): seat president sickness. Voting blocked and chaos in a seat in Rome of Municipality II. From about 12.30 and for a good half hour it was not possible to vote in section 021 of the polling station inside the Righi high school, in via Campagna 63. “The president of the polling station felt ill – one of the voters of the section – and was accompanied to the hospital by another teller. As there was no legal minimum number of tellers and we were waiting for a substitute president, it was not possible to vote. “Come by in the afternoon or tomorrow, they told us” ». Voting is resumed only around one o’clock with the arrival of a deputy chairman.
Ore 13.03 Noticeable drop in voter turnout in Bologna, as well as in the rest of Emilia-Romagna. At 12 in Bologna 12.78% voted, down 7.13% from the previous 2016 elections when, however, we voted in a single day. Attendance is down, however, even compared to the regional ones in January 2020, when, in the Municipality of Bologna, almost double the number of voters (24.7%) voted. The decline is generalized and more or less homogeneous in all municipalities: in Ravenna 12.87% of those entitled to vote (-6.54%), while the decrease in Rimini with 13.65% ( -3.46). At the regional level, 13.78% voted, down 6.31% compared to the consultations of five years ago.
13.02 Inefficiencies in Rome: exchange of cards in a town hall – Swapped cards and registers, missing lists. In some electoral sections of Rome of the Municipality XV, that of the area of Tor di Quinto, the opening of the ballot boxes was complex. “There were no lists of voters at the 2416 seat.” While they blocked «the seat 577 why they had the cards of the Town Hall V instead of those of the XV“. This was said to ANSA by Alessandro Cozza, coordinator of the committee of the candidate for president Pd of Municipio XV, Daniele Torquati.
12.30pm Influences: 12pm data According to the first data collected by the Interior Ministry at the moment the data relating to 1,110 municipalities out of 1,153. Voter turnout to vote in the 2021 administrative elections at 12.00 today stands at 12.9%.
As of June 5, 2016 at 12 noon, the percentage of voters had been 18%, but they voted in just one day.
In the province of Rome, the turnout is slightly higher than the national average: stands at 15%. Five years ago it was 21%. But there are still no figures on the turnout in the city.
In Milan the turnout is below the national average and stands at 11.5%. Five years ago it was 16.15%
In Naples the turnout was 11%. Five years ago it was 16.5%