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Over 2 million Italians called to vote in 65 municipalities

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There are over 2 million Italians who will be called to the polls tomorrow for the ballot round of the administrative offices to be held in 65 municipalities (only two with less than 15 thousand inhabitants recalled to the polls after the result of a tie between the two most voted candidates for mayor), 59 in the regions with ordinary statute and 6 in those with special statutes.

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The key challenge will be that of Verona with Damiano Tommasi who for the center-left challenges the outgoing mayor Federico Sboarina, supported by Lega and FdI, but not by Forza Italia. Another prominent ballot is that of Parma, where the former councilor of Pizzarotti, Michele Guerra, supported by the center-left but not by the M5s, meets with Pietro Vignali who, presented by Lega and FI, for the second round of elections also obtained the support of FdI, albeit with some uncertainty. But the vote there are also capitals like Catanzaro, Gorizia, Cuneo, Piacenza, Lucca, Viterbo.

The seats for the election of the new mayors will be open from 7 to 23. The ballot will take place immediately after, while in the first round it was necessary to wait until Monday for the concomitant counting of the 5 referendums. In the night, therefore, the results of the challenges will be known.

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The municipalities voting in the regions with ordinary statute with the highest number of voters are Verona (202,638), Parma (146,939), Monza (98,073), Barletta (80,159), Lucca (79,634), Alessandria (73,657), Catanzaro (73,294) and Como (72,132). In the regions with a special statute, however, Gorizia is the municipality in the ballot with the highest number of voters (30,295) while Villafranca Sicula, in the province of Agrigento, the one with the lowest number (1,407).

The voter, remembers the Interior Ministry which has opened a special online ballot on its site, will have to be equipped with an electoral card and a suitable identification document.

The mask is no longer mandatory but, underlines a note from the Ministry of the Interior, it remains “strongly recommended, for the access of the voters to the seats and for the exercise of the right to vote”, at least the surgical one.

The vote, as usual, is expressed by drawing a sign on one of the two rectangles containing the name of the chosen candidate for mayor. The voting operations will begin on the same day as Sunday 26 June, immediately after the closing of the voting operations, the ascertainment of the number of voters and the other preliminary operations.

In the special elections of the Ministry of the Interior, among other things, the list of municipalities to vote, the appearance of the mayors in the ballot, and the direct link to the electoral results are available.

Source: Ansa

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