The first day of voting in Italy for the 2024 European elections has ended. With the opening of polling stations on Saturday June 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., according to the first data from the Ministry of the Interior processed by Eligendo, approximately 14.07 people went to the polls. polls so far. The data relates to approximately half of the sections, 35,700 out of 61,650, and must be compared to those of previous European elections where voting took place over two days, as during this round. A figure which confirms the decline in affection for the vote. In 2009, the turnout rate at 10 p.m. was 17.8%, almost three percentage points lower than in the previous electoral round (20.5%) in 2004, when voting still took place over two days. . Tomorrow, Sunday June 9, polling stations will reopen at 7 a.m. and close at 11 p.m., when counting will begin. Italy will be the last country in the Union to have finished voting. Partial data on participation also arrives from the Ministry of the Interior for the regional elections in Piedmont. 17.75% of those eligible to vote went to the polls, according to data from around half of the 4,795 sections, while for the municipal elections – the vote takes place in 3,698 Italian municipalities – the participation rate was of 20.69%, the data concerning approximately two thirds of the 19,578 sections.

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