Voting in the parliamentary elections is underway in the country and abroad. There were queues of people waiting in front of some polling stations.
Election night “Decision time” will start at 8 p.m. on TVN24, and from 8:30 p.m. also on TVN. Internet users will be able to watch the broadcast in the TVN24 GO application and on the Player platform.
At 7 a.m., voting in the 2023 parliamentary elections started. Polish citizens are choosing their MPs and senators today. Polling stations across the country will be open until 9 p.m. After they close, the election silence will end and the results of the exit polls will be made public.
“14 people entered the premises in the first minute”
TVN24 reporter Katarzyna Pasikowska-Poczopko was in front of the headquarters of three district electoral commissions in Łódź. As she said, the commission’s work started on time, and a queue formed in front of the entrance even before the premises opened. – 14 people came in in the first minute – she reported.
Voters told the journalist that they went to the polling station first thing in the morning to avoid longer queues later.
Queues also abroad
Voting in the United States ended at 6 a.m. Polish time. Poles went to the polls in large numbers, including in Washington, which resulted in a queue in front of the polling station there. – This is not only our duty, but above all a privilege. That’s why we want to take advantage of this opportunity even when abroad, said one of the voters. – We have been voting since we were all 18 years old. We always vote, we never give up, said another.
As TVN24 reporter Bartosz Bartkowiak reported before 11 a.m., a queue of people willing to vote also formed in Berlin. In the German capital, over two thousand people registered in two of the seven electoral commissions, and over 100,000 eligible Polish citizens want to vote throughout the country. A dozen or so people lined up in front of the entrance to two electoral commissions opposite the Brandenburg Gate even before the opening. The group of people waiting to vote was constantly growing.
A queue of people willing to vote also formed in front of the polling station at the Polish embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands.
After reporting to the appropriate committee, each person included in the electoral roll will receive three ballots: in the elections to the Sejm, in the elections to the Senate and in the nationwide referendum. Ballot cards for elections to the Sejm and Senate must bear the seal of the District Electoral Commission as well as the imprint of the District Electoral Commission.
The referendum ballot paper should contain the seal of the District Electoral Commission and the imprint of the National Electoral Commission.
Main photo source: A. Koszewska