The chairman of the National Electoral Commission, Sylwester Marciniak, provided the most interesting numbers regarding Sunday’s elections during Friday’s press conference. He presented, among others, the number of people entitled to vote, data on electoral commissions and age statistics of candidates. And also that the foreign electoral commission in Israel was liquidated.
The Chairman of the National Electoral Commission reminded that voter turnout in the elections to the Sejm and Senate in 2019 was less than 62 percent, while in the referendum in 2015 – less than 8 percent.
As for current data, as of 16 – he informed – out of all 31,497 voting circuits created, 29,292 are permanent voting circuits, 1,781 separate voting circuits, and in addition, 417 circuits were created abroad, but the final number is 416 due to the liquidation of the circuit in Israel. In addition, eight ship circuits were established.
– There are 29 million 91 thousand 533 people entitled to vote, of which 12,792 people are the number of voters voting by correspondence, and 41,314 people are the number of voters voting by proxy. In addition, 369,757 certificates of voting rights were issued. The number of members of district electoral commissions is 262,641 people, while the number of district electoral commissions is 345 people, he said.
He added that 94 notifications about the establishment of the committee were also received, of which in eight cases the National Electoral Commission refused to register them.
Head of the National Electoral Commission: 44 percent of candidates to the Sejm are women
The head of the National Electoral Commission, presenting statistics on candidates for the Sejm and Senate at Friday’s press conference, said that in the case of candidates for the Sejm, 44 percent of the total number of candidates are women, and men – 56%.
He added that most candidates for the Sejm registered in constituency no. 33, which covers the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. 272 candidates will fight for 16 seats. The fewest candidates were registered in the electoral district no. 28, covering part of the Silesian Voivodeship around Częstochowa. There, 92 candidates will fight for 7 seats.
– The oldest candidate, or rather a candidate for the Sejm, is 92 years old. The youngest candidate – 21 years old. The average age of candidates for the Sejm is over 46 years, said Marciniak. In the case of the Senate – as he informed – 81%. all candidates are men, and 19 percent women.
– The oldest candidate for the Senate was 84 years old, while the youngest was 30 years old. The average age of all candidates for the Senate is over 54 years, said the head of the National Electoral Commission.
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