The turnout in Rome in the 2021 municipal elections that will decide who will be the new mayor of the capital (possible ballot 17 and 18 October) has been released. The figure recorded at 19 is 29.5%. In the previous session at the same time, 39% of the voters had voted, but the vote took place in a single day. So far the highest partial turnout is recorded with 33.9% in Municipio II – the Parioli, Villa Borghese and San Lorenzo area – while the lowest in the sixth, which includes the popular districts of Tor Bella Monaca and Torre Angela, with 25.1%.
Four main candidates are running for the office of mayor: the outgoing mayor Virginia Raggi of the M5s, Enrico Michetti for the center-right, Enrico Gualtieri for the center-left and Carlo Calenda.
In Lazio, out of 106 municipalities voting for the renewal of municipal administrations, the turnout recorded by the Interior Ministry at 7 pm is equal to 39.41 per cent (Rome is not included in the calculation). In 2016, the voters at 7 pm were 53.66 percent, but they voted in a single day. In a total of 3,310 sections scattered throughout the provinces of the region, 2 million 997 thousand 284 with the right are called to the polls.
In the national average, the turnout in administrative elections at 7 pm is 33.18%, according to what the Interior Ministry announces when the data of all 1,153 municipalities voting are available. In 2016, the turnout was 45.64% at the same time, but it was only one day.