The Councillor of the Presidency and the Secretary General of the Balearic Islands today provided information on the arrangements for Sunday’s elections.
The elections on 28 May
The election results can be consulted on the website http://resultselections2023.caib.es
The Councillor of the Presidency, Public Function and Equality of the Government of the Balearic Islands, Mercedes Garrido, appeared this Friday at a press conference to report on the organisation and monitoring of election day on Sunday 28 May. The results will be available on the website resultadoseleccions2023.caib.es, which will be operational from Sunday at 9 am.
Garrido reported on the elections for the Balearic Islands Parliament and the island councils of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. As he explained, there will be a total of 3,733 ballot boxes distributed among 1,247 polling stations throughout the territory. There will be three ballot boxes at each polling station in Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, while in Formentera there will be two. In Mallorca, the polling station in the local entity of Palmanyola will have an additional ballot box to elect the local mayor and the members of the neighbourhood council.
This year, 828,129 citizens of the Balearic Islands have the right to vote in the elections to the Parliament of the Balearic Islands and 788,608 have the right to vote in the different island councils. Of the total number of people who have the right to vote, 37,273 people will vote for the first time because they have reached the age of majority since the last elections were held on 26 May 2019.
Garrido highlighted some of the main figures on the material resources available, such as the 15,725,900 ballot papers printed for the elections to the Parliament of the Balearic Islands and the island councils, and the 18,408 instruction manuals published for the members of the polling stations. Likewise, the administration will have a total of 741 representatives at the polling stations, most of whom will be responsible for transmitting the results of the vote count at each polling station to the data centre.
Another important new feature this year is that, in accordance with the reform of article 75 of the Ley Orgánica de Regimen Electoral General, as of 2023 it will no longer be necessary for voters residing abroad to tender their voting documents (the “voto rogado” system). In total, there are 32,439 Balearic residents abroad with the right to vote in the elections to the Parliament, who have been sent the ballot papers of the candidates for the Parliament or, if they prefer, they have been able to download them from the website procesoselectorales.caib.es.
During the press conference, which was also attended by the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Public Function and Equality, Benito Prósper, the press conference also dealt with the Balearic Islands Government’s monitoring of election day, data that can also be consulted in the attached dossier.