The Malta Independent 13 June 2024, Thursday
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Voter turnout at 72.82% for EP election, 59.47% for local councils

Sunday, 9 June 2024, 05:23 Last update: about 4 days ago

The Electoral Commission said Sunday that the voter turnout for European Parliament elections was 72.82 per cent of the total registered voters, while 59.47% of the total number of registered voters for the local councils.

In a press statement issued after 3am Sunday, the  commission gave a breakdown district by district for the EP election, and locality by locality for local councils.

The turnout for the EP election is slightly higher than the one for 2019, when 72.7% had turned up to vote. In the first election in 2004, we had 84.4% of the electorate voting, followed by 78.8% in 2009, 74.8% in 2014 and 72.7% in 2019.

As can be seen in table below, the total number of registered voters was 370,184, with 332,674 collecting their vote. Of these, 269,551 cast their preference.

The highest turnout, in percentage terms, was in Gozo, at nearly 74%, while the lowest turnouts were in the 10th (Sliema) and in the 12th districts (Mellieha), the only two which fell below the 60% mark at 56.33% and 58.32% respectively.

The fifth and seventh districts went above 70%.

Just over 22,000 voted early.

As for local council elections, the lowest turnout was in St Julians, where only 26% of the voters cast their preference, followed by St Paul's Bay and Sliema on 28%.

Kercem had the highest turnout at 74 per cent, followed by Dingli on 74% and Santa Lucija on 73%. Other localities where more than 70% of the registered voters wenbt to the polling booth are Zejtun, Gudja, Mqabba, Safi, Siggiewi, Mtarfa and Fontana.

European Parliament elections

 

Local councils

1.

Il-Belt Valletta

   58.97%

2.

Floriana

60.54%

3.

Il-Hamrun

61.68%

4.

Il-Marsa

65.00%

5.

Tal-Pieta'

46.92%

6.

Santa Venera

62.03%

7.

Il-Birgu

58.55%

8.

L-Isla

63.75%

9.

Bormla

57.98%

10.

Haz-Zabbar

67.75%

11.

Il-Fgura

66.09%

12.

Il-Kalkara

63.14%

13.

Ix-Xghajra

59.60%

14.

Iz-Zejtun

70.63%

15.

Hal Ghaxaq

68.67%

16.

Marsaskala

45.82%

17.

Marsaxlokk

65.57%

18.

Il-Gudja

70.98%

19.

Paola

65.17%

20.

Santa Lucija

73.53%

21.

Hal Tarxien

66.53%

22.

Birzebbuga

57.02%

23.

L-Imqabba

70.33%

24.

Hal Kirkop

67.23%

25.

Hal Luqa

65.34%

26.

Il-Qrendi

68.36%

27.

Hal Safi

71.52%

28.

Iz-Zurrieq

69.35%

29.

Hal Qormi

68.13%

30.

Haz-Zebbug (Malta)

66.88%

31.

Is-Siggiewi

70.26%

32.

Had-Dingli

74.23%

33.

L-Imgarr

63.92%

34.

L-Imtarfa

70.35%

35.

Ir-Rabat (Malta)

67.22%

36.

Hal Balzan

60.38%

37.

Birkirkara

56.68%

38.

L-Iklin

62.86%

39.

Hal Lija

57.78%

40.

Hal Gharghur

59.23%

41.

L-Imsida

32.35%

42.

San Gwann

53.16%

43.

Is-Swieqi

36.54%

44.

Ta' Xbiex

45.41%

45.

Il-Gzira

28.87%

46.

Pembroke

57.35%

47.

San Giljan

26.69%

48.

Tas-Sliema

28.37%

49.

H' Attard

62.54%

50.

Il-Mosta

61.20%

51.

San Pawl il-Bahar

28.57%

52.

Il-Mellieha

46.90%

53.

In-Naxxar

57.19%

54.

Mdina

*

55.

Ir-Rabat (Ghawdex)

65.47%

56.

Il-Fontana

72.54%

57.

Ghajnsielem

58.36%

58.

L-Gharb

56.47%

59.

L-Ghasri

63.58%

60.

Ta' Kercem

75.04%

61.

Il-Munxar

57.62%

62.

In-Nadur

65.51%

63.

Il-Qala

59.65%

64.

San Lawrenz

52.24%

65.

Is-Sannat

66.97%

66.

Ix-Xagħra

62.44%

67.

Ix-Xewkija

67.35%

68.

Iz-Zebbug (Ghawdex)

45.97%

 

Percentage of votes cast against the total number of registered voters

59.47%

 

Percentage of votes cast against the total number of voters who collected their  Voting Documents

78.48%

 

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