Voter turnout during first day of early voting at European Parliament elections at 1%

  • 2024-06-03
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Voter turnout on the first day of the European Parliament elections, or the first day of early voting, was 0.95 percent of eligible voters, or 14m684 in total, casting their votes, accorcding to data collected by the Central Election Commission (CVK).

Today, the early voting for the EP elections started at 945 polling stations across Latvia, with voting open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The early voting will resume on Thursday, June 6, when voting will be open from 4 pm to 8 pm, and on Friday, June 7, from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Election day in Latvia is Saturday, June 8, when voting will take place from 8am to 8pm.

From today until Saturday 8 June, at 12 noon, eligible Latvian citizens whose health prevents them from reaching a polling station on the day of the EP elections will have the opportunity to register to vote at their location. To vote at your location, for example, you need to write an application form at home with your name, personal identification number, telephone number, address, or for an apartment block, the code of the front door.

A total of 16 lists will stand in the EP elections in Latvia.

Voting citizens have the right to vote at any polling station in Latvia or abroad. Citizens of Latvia, as well as citizens of other EU Member States who have reached the age of 18 on election day, are eligible to vote in the EP elections.

A total of 16 lists will run for the EP elections in Latvia.

In total, 271 candidates are running for the EP, 163 of them men and 108 women. The average age of the candidates is 46.5 years. The youngest candidate is 21 and the oldest 86.

Seven candidates have an elementary education, 31 have a secondary education and 86 percent or 234 candidates have a higher education.