32,351 votes cast in Estonian parlt elections

  • 2019-02-22
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Votes cast at county polling stations in the Estonian parliamentary elections numbered 4,633 as of 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, while the number of people who voted online was  27,718.

A total of 2,380 people voted at polling stations in Tallinn and 1,046 in Tartu, spokespeople for the elections told BNS. 404 votes were cast both at the city center polling place at Solaris shopping Center and Lasnamae Centrum.

At the same time four years ago, people who had cast their ballot in the parliamentary elections at county polling centers numbered 5,320, while 29,589 had voted online.

Voting at county centers runs until 8 p.m. on Sunday regardless of the voter's registered district of residence. In each county center, at least one polling station is open; there are eight of them in Tallinn and four in the city of Tartu. The locations of the polling places are listed in Estonian on the website of the State Electoral Office at https://www.valimised.ee/et/riigikogu-valimised-2019/maakonnakeskuste-valimisjaoskonnad .

Electronic voting runs around the clock on the website www.valimised.ee until 6 p.m. on Feb. 27. A vote cast on the internet can be changed by voting again during the designated period either electronically or at a polling station during advance voting -- each subsequent vote overrides the previous one. However, the vote cannot be changed on election day, March 3.

Advance voting at all polling stations is conducted from Feb 25 to 27. In each municipality, there is at least one polling station where one can vote outside of their district of residence. Further information on polling stations is provided in Estonian on the website valimised.rahvastikuregister.ee .

On the election day, March 3, voting only takes place in the polling stations of the voter's residence. 

Photo identification must be provided when voting at a station, such as an ID card, passport of driver’s license. One does not need to bring along their voter's card.