All 1442 polling stations used to conduct the second round of the general local elections were closed at 21:00. The election was quiet, while major incidents that could influence election results did not occur. The candidates with the most votes, regardless of voter turnout, will be declared winners. The statements were made in a press conference by the Central Electoral Commission chairman, Dorin Cimil.
In case candidates have the same number of votes, the candidate with the largest number of votes in the first round will be declared winner.
According to Dorin Cimil, throughout the day, the CEC was informed by the General Police Inspectorate of 88 violations or incidents, of which 28 involve electoral campaigning within the polling station areas. Additionally, 13 cases of organized voter transport and 11 cases of alleged voter bribery were registered. Other reported violations include right to vote obstruction, insults, hooliganism, ballot photography and an attempt to remove the ballot from the polling station. All cases are examined by the IGP.
Dorin Cimil added that the CEC received a complaint from an electoral competitor. As a result, the Prosecutor's Office was notified to investigate the claims.
The preliminary results of the second round of elections can be viewed on the Central Electoral Commission's website. Moreover, Monday, November 4, starting at 15:00, the Commission will present the preliminary results of the second round of the general local elections.
Voter turnout in the second round of local general elections was 40.34% of registered eligible voters.