Bratislava, October 29 (TASR) – After casting his ballots in the ongoing joint local and regional elections on Saturday, Parliamentary Chair Boris Kollar (We Are Family) called on all citizens to make use of their right and go to vote.
Kollar voted together with his family at Milan Hodza Elementary School on Skarniclova Street in Bratislava on Saturday morning.
“I am calling on all people to go to polling stations. It is their right. There’s a need to realise that people who will be elected, even without their votes, will manage life in their region, town or village. So then they cannot complain,” he said, reminding people of the fact that polling stations are only open until 8 p.m.
The parliamentary chair expects a high turnout in these elections, higher than in the past. He noted that the joint elections will chiefly help regional elections where turnout used to be low. “The turnout will be higher and assumptions or predictions of political scientists or marketers, groups or candidates might prove to be wrong. So it will be interesting now,” stated Kollar.
Kollar can imagine that the presidential election might be combined with the EP elections in the future. However, he doesn’t think it would be fortunate. “Campaigns then overlap, people confuse them, there’s chaos about who declares what. I think it’s better to have one election in one year rather than having them all concentrated in one super-election year,” added Kollar.