Almost 60,000 votes cast during first day of advance voting

A blank local election ballot in Paide
A blank local election ballot in Paide Source: Olev Kenk/ERR

More than 5 percent of the electorate cast a ballot during the first day of local election advance voting on Monday, data from the Electoral Committee shows.

By 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a total of 59,046 votes had been cast.

Of those, 46,245 were cast online and 12,801 on paper.

This sets a new record for e-voting on the first day of advance voting. Previously, the highest number was 39,039 at the 2015 national election.

Polling stations opened at 9 a.m. on Monday (October 11) and will close on Sunday evening (October 17). From Friday to Sunday, all 448 polling stations across Estonia will be open. 

A vote can be cast online until 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The number of votes cast as of 7:45 a.m. October 12, 2021. Source:

Voters queue to cast ballots in Narva

ETV's current affairs show "Aktuaalne kaamera" (AK) spoke with organizers and voters in Tallinn's Lasnamäe district and the eastern city of Narva on Monday.

There was an unusually high level of interest in Narva and people were even queuing to vote before the polls opened.

Emma, a voter, told AK: "I am expecting big changes in the city. I am a pensioner, but I want something new. To have new faces in the city government."

Anastassia Grigorjeva, administrative secretary of Lasnamäe district government, said: "There has really been quite a lot of interest from voters. I've also heard this from other districts."

Problems were reported with e-voting on Monday morning, but these had been fixed by the afternoon.


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