Presidential Elections 2023 – Repeat election: Statement by the Chief Returning Officer, Dr Costas Constantinou, on the voter turnout until 10:00 a.m.
The repeat voting for the election of the President of the Republic is running smoothly and in a calm manner.
The voter turnout until 10:00 a.m. has reached 12,5% compared to 11,7% of the first round of the Presidential Elections at the corresponding time, which indicates an increase of 1,8%.
Compared to the corresponding percentage of the second round of the 2018 Presidential Elections, an increased turnout of 1,6% is observed.
Until 10:00 a.m., the voter turnout and the corresponding percentages of previous elections, by electoral district, are as follows:
Regarding the polling stations abroad, let me confirm that at 9:00 a.m. Cyprus time, the polling station in the United Arab Emirates started operating, while just now the polling stations in the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Luxembourg have opened and are operating for their voters.
I would like to remind you of the operating hours of the polling stations abroad, which differ from the polling stations in Cyprus:
· In the United Arab Emirates polling station, ballot boxes are open from 11:00 am. to 8:00 p.m. local time, with a one-hour break from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
· The operating hours of the polling stations in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Luxembourg are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, with a one-hour break from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
· The operating hours of the polling stations in the UK are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, with a half-hour break from 12:00 n. to 12:30 p.m.
I repeat that, the process is running smoothly and without any problems. According to the latest briefing I have received from the Returning Officers, nothing reprehensible has been observed during the election process. Some minor issues that came up have been resolved by the Returning Officers.
I am at your disposal for any clarifications.
For the statement by the Chief Returning Officer in Turkish, press here.