Thuringia: Around 30 percent turnout in elections in the afternoon

Erfurt (dpa/th) - In the mayoral elections in Thuringia, around 30 percent of those entitled to vote cast their votes by the early afternoon.

Thuringia: Around 30 percent turnout in elections in the afternoon

Erfurt (dpa/th) - In the mayoral elections in Thuringia, around 30 percent of those entitled to vote cast their votes by the early afternoon. The interim result is identical to that of 2016, as the State Statistical Office announced on Sunday in Erfurt. In the local elections six years ago, turnout was 52.4 percent. The polling stations are open until 6 p.m.

This year, 318 honorary mayors and seven full-time mayors will be chosen. Around 210,000 Thuringians are called upon to cast their votes. 406 candidates applied for the offices. Most communities have only one candidate on the ballot, and 22 have none at all. There, persons who are eligible for election can be entered on the ballot paper.

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