Bratislava, November 4 (TASR) – The fifth elections to the Higher Territorial Units (VUCs) in Slovakia ended at 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Polling stations in nine electoral districts of Trencin region will remain open until 11.15 p.m., however, due to previous power blackout, with the moratorium at these locations extended accordingly as well.
For the first time ever, the governor elections featured only one round, so candidates with the highest number of votes in individual regions were elected automatically.
This time the electoral term has been extended from four years to five years as a one-off measure in order to make it possible to organise the next regional elections in 2022 alongside the municipal elections.
In total, 78 candidates were running for the posts of governors in eight VUCs, with almost 2,900 candidates for the regional councils. There were almost 6,000 electoral districts, with around 4.4 million people eligible to vote.
The preliminary results of the elections should appear on the Statistics Office’s websites www.statistics.sk and www.volbysr.sk. The official results will be announced by the State Electoral Commission on Sunday.