We go to the polls on Friday. In addition to the representatives of the new municipalities, a part of the republic will also elect one-third of the senators. So Czech Radio gives practical advice all week on what to remember before throwing the envelope with the ballot paper into the ballot box. The Plus series this time focused on recalculating state votes.




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Redistribution of mandates in municipal elections is different from what it is in parliaments (illustrative image) | Photo: Michaela Danilova | Source: iROZHLAS.cz

Redistribution of states in municipal elections works differently than in Houses of Parliament. Rolling candidates are not the same as delisting.

How are states redistributed in municipal elections? What about voting for senator?

When counting the results, work is done first on the votes for the party – adds Tomasz Jirović, Director of the Elections Department at the Ministry of the Interior.

“Then in this election results system, that vote is primarily a vote for that electoral party as a whole, and the seats are decided accordingly,” he explains.

A possible regime change in the list of candidates can occur only after the number of representatives of a particular party is clear – says Clara Dlubalova from the Ministry of the Interior in the media video.

“Only in the second step, your votes for specific candidates can help these candidates win the elections that their party won in the representative office,” Dlubalova adds.


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It’s easier in the Senate elections. A majority voting system is used. Every two years, one-third of the members of the upper house of Parliament are elected, so people in 27 constituencies will choose the senator this year. The way states are distributed has not changed since the first Senate elections.

Elections usually have two rounds – in order to win a mandate in the first round, it is necessary to have a majority of valid votes cast.

If neither candidate obtains this majority in the first round, the two most successful candidates advance to the second round.

This starts a week after the first round. In the second round, the candidate with the most votes wins the state. In the event of a tie, he will decide a tie. So it may not be clear about the new senators on Saturday, but until the end of next week.


Andrea Kupova, Wojciech Tomashek

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