Municipal elections, ballot in Brindisi: the candidates and how to vote

Even in the Apulian city, voting is back for the second round of the administrative elections on Sunday 28 May from 7 to 23 and Monday 29 from 7 to 15. In the running are the candidate of the united centre-right Giuseppe Marchionna and that of Pd and M5S Roberto Fusco: at first round the first had stopped at 44%, the second at 33.32%

Brindisi returns to the polls for the second round of municipal elections. After the first round of 14 and 15 May, the citizens of the Apulian city are called back to the polls on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May to choose the new mayor in the ballot. In fact, none of the candidates managed to obtain 50% plus one of the votes in the first round. Competing are the candidate of the united center-right Giuseppe Marchionna and that of Pd and M5S Roberto Fusco. Voting takes place on Sunday from 7 to 23 and Monday from 7 to 15 (THE ELECTION SPECIAL – THE RESULTS OF THE FIRST ROUND).

Who are the candidates

The candidates are Giuseppe Marchionna and Roberto Fusco. Marchionna, former mayor from 1990 to 1992, is supported by six lists: Forza Italia, Lega Salvini Puglia, the Italian Republican Party, the Brothers of Italy Giorgia Meloni, Casa Dei Moderati-Unione Di Centro-Brindisi Idea 2030, Marchionna mayor. Fusco, an unelected candidate for the Senate in the latest single-member policies, is supported by five lists: Democratic Party, Movimento 5 Stelle, Commitment to Brindisi, Now it’s our turn, Roberto Fusco mayor. There were no official appearances for the ballot.

The results of the first round

There were four candidates in the first round in Brindisi. Giuseppe Marchionna stopped at 44%, while Roberto Fusco at 33.32%. The final turnout was 57.62%.

The election of the mayor

After the ballot, the candidate with the highest number of valid votes is elected mayor. In the event of a tie, the candidate linked to the list or group of lists for the election of the municipal council that has achieved the highest overall electoral figure wins. In the event of further equality, the more senior of the two challengers is proclaimed mayor.

How to vote

The ballot form shows the names and surnames of the candidates, written in the appropriate rectangle under which the symbols of the linked lists are reproduced. The voter must express his vote by tracing a sign on the rectangle in which the name of the chosen candidate is indicated. To vote, you must go to the polling station with your electoral card and a valid identity document. Your seat is indicated on the electoral card where you can find the number and seat of the section to which you are assigned, the constituency and the district to which you belong.