E-voting results released; turnout for all types of voting is 64.2%

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3/1/2015 8:18 PM
Category: Politics

E-voting results - representing only 19.6 percent of the electorate - have been released as the first returns in the 2015 general election. The general turnout has also been released - 64.2 percent of the electorate voted in these elections, whether electronically, early or at polling places on election day.

The demographic segment that typically votes over an Internet connection using the national ID card generally trends strongly toward market-liberal parties, and this year is no different, with the Reform Party taking the early lead.

Reform Party: 37.5%
Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL): 17.2%
Social Democrats: 16.9%
Free Party: 12.0%
Center Party: 7.7%
Conservative People's Party: 6.9%

The full results are here at the Election Commission site, with the 2011 results in grey.

Tallinn voters were most active, with 68.9 percent; Ida-Viru County voters least active (54.6%).

Paper ballots are being counted and final results are expected around midnight

In e-voting, the Reform Party improved significantly on its e-voting result from the 2011 election, where it got 28.6 percent.

The only one of the 12 districts in which the Reform Party did not finish first was Ida-Viru County. There archrival Center Party beat Reform by about five percentage points.

The turnout figure of 64.2 percent is 1.2 percentage points higher than in 2011. The turnout has been increasing steadily over several decades.

 

K. Rikken

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