Municipal elections in Pisa 2023: who are the candidates for mayor and how to vote

Sunday 14 and Monday 15 May the Tuscan city is called to vote to choose the new mayor and renew the municipal council. Voting takes place on Sunday from 7 to 23, Monday from 7 to 15. In the event that none of the candidates manages to obtain a majority of votes in the first round, the ballot will be held on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May. You are the names in contention

Sunday 14 and Monday 15 May 2023 a new round of administrative elections opens for over 700 Italian municipalities. Among these there is also Pisa. The polling stations, as in the rest of the country, remain open on Sunday from 7 to 23 and on Monday from 7 to 15. Then the counting will begin: in the event that no candidate manages to obtain the required majority in the first round (50%+1), there will be a ballot on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May (EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ELECTIONS).

Mayor candidates in Pisa

It is a six-man challenge to obtain the title of first citizen of Pisa. The current mayor, Michele Conti, exponent of the center-right (Brothers of Italy, Forza Italia – UDC – Pli, Lega Conti Mayor, Pisa Punto Zero, Pesciatini for Pisa, Pisa al Centro Conti Mayor) tries again. Against him, Pd and Cinque Stelle have united in support of a single name, that of Paolo Martinelli (who also gathers the support of other lists: The City of People, the United Left for Pisa and the Reformists for Pisa). Also in the running are Alexandra Dei (2023 Civic Pact list), Francesco Auletta (Popular Union and A city in common), Edoardo Polacco (Tuscany Freedom Committee) and Rita Mariotti (Rita Mariotti mayor civic list).

How to vote in Pisa

As in all municipalities with more than 15,000 inhabitants, if no candidate for mayor manages to win in the first round, obtaining an absolute majority, there will be a run-off between the two names with the most votes. Voters, always in Municipalities with over 15,000 inhabitants, can decide to vote for a mayoral candidate and together with a list to which he is not connected: this means that separate voting is allowed. Together with the mayor, the City Council is renewed. The electoral system by which seats are distributed is proportional. It works like this: 60% of the available places automatically go to the lists that support the mayor who is elected. The remaining 40% is divided among the other lists in proportion to the number of votes received by each.