Poles vote in local election run-off round

A run-off round of local elections started in Poland on Sunday, November 4, in districts where no candidate for a district head or town and city mayor won over 50 percent of valid votes on October 21.

Turnout in local elections at 1200 hrs was at 15.61 percent according to the State Electoral Commission (PKW).

According to the PKW data the highest so far turnout was in the south-eastern province of Podkarpackie - 18.51 percent and the lowest in the Lubuskie province - 12.69 percent.

In cities, the highest turnout was in Krakow - 16.51 percent, the lowest in Szczecin - 12.17 percent.

Voting started at 7:00 a.m. Polling stations will close at 9:00 p.m.

Poland's three biggest television stations plan to announce exit polls following the closure of polling stations.

The first round of local elections was held on October 21.