Over 3.7 million Valencians are called to vote
The Minister of Justice, Gabriela Bravo, has provided information about the human and technical operation that the Valencian Government will deploy “to guarantee the safety of all citizens” and to enable them to choose their representatives in the Valencian institutions for the next 4 years “freely”
The Minister expressed special thanks “to the 18,507 individuals who will be part of the polling stations” as presidents and members, for the work they will carry out on election day, 28th May, which she trusts will be held “in peace, freedom, and diversity”. Foreign voters
According to official data, there are 125,664 registered Valencians living outside our borders who will be able to exercise their right to vote tomorrow. Additionally, there are 73,992 foreign citizens residing in the Valencian Community who will also be able to vote. In comparison to the general elections of November 2019, according to the Government Delegation, an additional 166,230 voters have been added to the electoral roll. Deployment of polling stations
In total, 6,169 polling stations will be set up tomorrow in the 542 municipalities of Valencia, which will be dependent on 2,221 polling centres. Additionally, 178 consulates have been made available so that the 125,708 Valencians living abroad can exercise their right to vote. For the 28th of May, 84,957 postal votes have already been registered and received, which will be included in the count at the polling stations. Of these, over half, 48,012, belong to the València constituency.
A moment from Minister Gabriela Bravo’s speech. R.L.V. Over 5,000 civil servants
Over 5,000 civil servants from the Valencian Government have worked and will work to ensure that the election day proceeds “normally” as well as quickly and efficiently. Thus, as informed by Gabriela Bravo, they will be deployed to different polling stations and will gather at the 9 d’Octubre Administrative City to receive the data from the electoral tables and disseminate them through the webpage created by the autonomous administration for this occasion, as well as through a series of free software applications that citizens can download. Opening hours of polling stations: local votes counted first
As is traditional, all polling stations will open their doors at 9 a.m., and voters can cast their votes continuously until 8 p.m. From that moment, they will close their doors to begin the counting process. In these elections, the white ballot papers, the ones for municipal elections, will be counted first, followed by the sepia-coloured ones, for the regional elections to choose the President of the Generalitat. 47% of the candidates are women
For the electoral event on the 28th of May, up to 46 different candidacies have been presented, comprising 1,754 individuals. Among them, 53% are men (933), and 47% are women (821). Processing of data
In these elections, the data collection process will be mainly carried out using tablets. For this purpose, a total of 2,357 devices have been distributed, which will cover 95% of the polling stations.
In municipalities where the use of this technology is not possible, data transmission will be done via telephone to the Information Collection Center at the 9 d’Octubre Administrative City. The Generalitat has also created a specific website (www.resultats2023.gva.es), which will be operational on election day and where real-time results for the regions, provinces, districts, and municipalities can be consulted.
Furthermore, specific and free applications for mobile phones have been made available to the public to enable real-time tracking of the vote count.