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Sunday, Emilia-Romagna to the polls. Voter guide

Election silence, Sunday rate. Always missing less to one of the regional elections the most important of the last few years, certainly the most uncertain and s

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Sunday, Emilia-Romagna to the polls. Voter guide
Election silence, Sunday rate. Always missing less to one of the regional elections the most important of the last few years, certainly the most uncertain and significant in the history of the Emilia-Romagna region. The more than three and a half million voters called to vote on (almost 800 thousand only in the bolognese) are in fact in front of a crossroad: to continue supporting the governor, outgoing, Stefano Bonaccini, or choose her challenger Lucia Borgonzoni, senator and municipal councillor of the League supported by all the centre-right.

The candidates for president, in reality, there are in total seven. In addition to Bonaccini and Borgonzoni also run Simone Benini (5 Star Movement), Stefano Lugli (the Other Emilia-Romagna), Dominic Battle (Movement 3V-Vaccines, we Want the Truth), Laura Bergamini (Communist Party) and Marta Collot (Power to the People). All the polls shrink, however, the comparison between the coalition of the centre-right and centre-left, and it is possible that the victory may be won with a difference of a few votes. The more that it will be a round dry: unlike the last elections, in fact, the Regional authorities do not provide any runoff. In other words, to guide the Emilia-Romagna region for the next five years just to collect even a single vote more than the opponents, obtaining then a majority premium that allows you to steer without difficulty.

The tab. The voters are called in over 4,500 sections scattered throughout the regional territory, and open from 7 to 23 tomorrow. The ballot paper that will be delivered in the various seats will be green and will indicate, in addition to the candidate for president, even his preference for the list and for the candidates for directors. The number of lists and, consequently, for aspiring counselors vary from constituency to constituency. In Bologna, for example, voters will find on the list the name and symbol of the 16 lists.

The options to vote. in the face Of this card, the voter has four options to vote. Can that is:
- only Vote for a candidate for president, drawing a cross on the corresponding rectangle
- Vote for a list, drawing a cross on the symbol. In this case, however, it is good to keep in mind that the vote means also expressed in favor of the candidate president of the regional Council related to it
- Vote for a candidate for president, drawing a cross on the corresponding rectangle, and for one of the lists supporting his candidacy, by drawing a mark on the symbol
- Rate separately, and that is choosing a candidate for the office of the president (by drawing a mark on the corresponding rectangle), and for one of the lists to him the enemy, always tracing a mark on the symbol.

Never before in this election the historic city of Emilia-Romagna may be connected to the separated vote. A possibility little exploited in the past in a head-to-head could prove to be decisive.

directors. In total, will be elected 50 councillors, 40 of which with the proportional method, and nine more the seat of the president is assigned as the majority prize to the winner. Will not be admitted to the allocation of seats to the lists that will, on the whole Region, less than 3% of the valid votes, unless they are not connected to a candidate for president capable of reaching at least the 5% threshold.
Only in the district of Bologna are more than 170 candidates, councillors called to contend for the directions of the voters. Each voter can express one or two preferences in the spaces provided on the card (the dashed lines to the right of the mark of the chosen list), by writing the surname (or surname and name) of the candidate (to be shipped in the Legislative Assembly. If you decide to indicate two preferences should pay attention to selecting two candidates of different sex on the same list, on penalty of the cancellation of the second preference. Obviously, it is not possible to vote for candidates of two different lists.

documents. voters must present themselves to the polling stations with id card and election card. The citizens are then advised to check the expiry date of the identity card and the availability of the blank spaces (to be used to certify the participation) on their voter's card. If the card has been lost or has deteriorated, and if all the spaces are exhausted, it is necessary to renew the document. Citizens residing in the municipality of Bologna can do so at the Election Office in piazza Liber Paradisus, that the next week will observe the following hours of opening to the extraordinary: from 21 to 24 January, from 8.30 to 17.30, on the 25th of January, from 8.30 to 18, and on the 26th of January, from 7 to 23. If unable to request a new voter id card before the date of the vote, the voter can still vote: at each polling station will be issued an appropriate certificate.

Who is abroad. For the regional elections is not expected to vote from abroad, nor for correspondence, and specify the site of the Region, even in another way. To express his vote in the emilia-romagna living abroad or in other regions of Italy, must in short, a return to the house, this is the reason why yesterday you can buy at the special price of train tickets.

Disabled. voters with disabilities or the physically impaired in the expression of the vote, finally, can enter the cabin with the assistance of a family member or another person is chosen freely (as long as entered in the electoral roll of any municipality of the Republic).
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