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More Than a Half Million Citizens Cast Votes in Primaries So Far

Júlia Tar 2021.09.27.

The seventh day of the primaries saw a record number of online voters, while the number of offline voters fell slightly. In total, 75,547 people cast their votes yesterday.

On Sunday September 26, 2021, 55,527 voters turned up at the tents, and 20,020 people voted online. Those who voted online either registered that day or beforehand. According to the organizers, the waiting time for online voting is now minimal.

In total, 75,547 people voted during the day. Altogether, more than 515,000 people have voted so far.

“We are now in the final round of the primaries. On Monday and Tuesday, opposition activists will make up for the missed voting opportunities due to the distributed denial-of-service attack. The election will end at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning the processing of votes in the ballot boxes will begin, with the results of the election of the candidate for MPs to be announced by the OEVB (Parliamentary Individual Constituency Election Committee) throughout the day, and the results of the election of the candidate for prime minister expected in the late afternoon,” the Primaries 2021 (Előválasztás 2021) Facebook page stated.

Opposition Primaries Continue after Software Crash, Tens of Thousands Voting Daily
Opposition Primaries Continue after Software Crash, Tens of Thousands Voting Daily

They promised to restart the voting process on Monday the 20th at 7 am. However, the pre-registration still did not work before 10 am.Continue reading

Candidates will then have three days to appeal against the decision, so the official results will not be known until days later. The first round will decide who will be the joint opposition candidate in 106 constituencies across the country next April, according to Telex.

The second round will take place between 4 and 10 October, when only the three most popular candidates for Prime Minister will be in the running, unless one of them gets more than half of the votes in the first round.

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