The chairman of the National Electoral Commission, Sylwester Marciniak, said at a press conference that people who appear at the electoral commission by 9 p.m., including those waiting in line, have the right to vote in the elections.
The Chairman of the National Electoral Commission, Sylwester Marciniak, was asked, due to the high turnout in the parliamentary elections, whether people who will be standing in queues at 9 p.m., when the polls should be closed, will be given the opportunity to vote.
– Such situations have already occurred in the past. At that time, the National Electoral Commission decided that people who showed up by 9 p.m. had the right to vote. Then one of the committee members will go to the end of the line so that people who are waiting can vote, said the chairman of the National Electoral Commission.
He noted that it is difficult to predict at the moment how many such situations will occur. – We still have 150 minutes, (…) we will respond adequately to the events – he said at the conference after 6.30 p.m.
The chairman of the National Electoral Commission assessed that perhaps the great interest in the afternoon was due to the “sporting event”. On Sunday at 20.45 at the National Stadium, the Polish national football team will face Moldova.
Turnout in parliamentary elections at 17 was 57.54 percent.
Main photo source: PAP/Leszek Szymański