Highest Penza region voter activity registered in Bessonovka, Lopatino areas
Penza, 13 September 2015. PenzaNews. The highest voter activity in the Penza region by 12 o’clock of the September 13 gubernatorial election was registered in the Lopatino and Bessonovka areas, where over half of the constituent citizens – 50.35% and 50.24% respectively – already cast their votes by that time.
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High voter activity is also registered in the Sosnovoborsk (45.45%), Narovchat (44.31%), Pachelma (43.55%), Gorodische (42.22%), Issa (42.17%), Nikolsk (42.09%) and Kameshkir (40.62%) areas.
All four main areas of Penza city, as well as the cities of Kuznetsk and Zarechny, show relatively low voter activity. The Pervomaisky area shows the highest turnout in the regional center at 17.03%.
The overall turnout rate in the Penza region at 12.00 was calculated at 26%.
The regional election committee estimates the voter turnout for the gubernatorial election to reach 45-50% by the end of the day. However, as no minimum turnout level was set beforehand, the election will be deemed valid regardless of the eventual constituent turnout.
As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, September 13 is the day of the Penza region gubernatorial election, as well as special elections of deputies for local government bodies of several municipalities.
All 1,105 polling stations in the Penza region for the gubernatorial election opened at 8.00. They will remain operational until 20.00, at which point vote counting will begin.