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292 Polling Stations For Elections

It was announced today that 292 polling stations will be set up across the island in 127 different locations for the elections for the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, which will be held on the 24th of this month.

Compared to the 2019 regional legislative elections, 3,893 fewer voters are registered. The island of Madeira lost 4,087 voters, but Porto Santo gained 194.

Also according to the data revealed today to Lusa by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 3,064 tons of electoral material were produced: 305,750 ballot papers and 682 expanded ballot papers.

As agreed with the representative of the Republic for the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the ballot papers were transported by air and distributed by the archipelago PSP.

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs also indicated that, for the first time in a regional election, “security seals will be used to ensure the security, closing and sealing of the ballot boxes that will be placed at the polling stations.”

Funchal is the municipality with the most voters, with 104,917, followed by Santa Cruz, with 39,705, and Câmara de Lobos, with 32,402. The county with the fewest registered voters is Porto Moniz, with 3,020.

São Martinho, in the municipality of Funchal, is the parish with the most voters, with 26,419, while Achadas da Cruz, in the municipality of Porto Moniz, registers the lowest number of voters (188).

Madeira’s legislative elections will take place on September 24, with 13 candidates vying for the 47 seats in the regional parliament, in a single constituency.

The election campaign began on Sunday and runs until the 22nd.

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