In the first round of the seventh local elections for mayors of 80 municipalities in the country, held on Sunday, invalid ballots comprised a total of 44,833. In the vote for mayor of Skopje, invalid ballots comprised 15,940 of a total of 228, 473 voters who exercised their right to vote.
According to the State Election Commission (SEC), Bitola has the most invalid ballots – 2,659, followed by Kumanovo – 2,076 and Gazi Baba – 2,020. The municipality of Plasnica has the lowest number of invalid ballots – 48, followed by Rankovce – 57 and CentarZhupa – 62.
A total of 848,104 voters exercised their right to vote in the first round of the local elections, i.e. 48.99% of the 1,824,864 voters eligible to vote.