People in 48 towns will vote for mayors and councillors this Saturday

Those in obligatory isolation due to COVID-19 will not be able to vote in the complementary election.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: Sme)

The complementary election, which is held when inhabitants are not able to elect someone (for example, if no one runs) during the municipal elections, will take place on October 3 in 48 villages. Voters will choose a total of 33 mayors and 28 councillors.

Around 32,000 people are expected to cast their votes. The Interior Ministry called on voters to observe all anti-epidemic measures.

Those in quarantine cannot vote

Crisis staff takes resolute measures, severe limits on mass events introduced Read more 

However, spokesperson for the ministry Barbara Túrosová explained that people who are in obligatory isolation due to COVID-19 will not be able to vote, nor will a portable ballot box be sent to them.

In cases where the public's health is at risk, an individual's freedom to vote is limited, Túrosová added.

She also noted that election committees will have a list of people who are obliged to stay in isolation. If they do not follow the rules, they may be fined €1,000.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Election

Read more articles by the topic

Top stories

Better times ahead for the Calvary in Bratislava

The last preserved station was restored this summer.

The last preserved station of the Stations of the Cross in Bratislava

Why you need to buy a belt

On this Black Friday, with society teetering on the brink of chaos, I ask that we all do our part.

Roundup: Bratislava’s Old Market Hall hosts Christmas markets

If you have not watched the 'Dracula' miniseries, filmed in Slovakia last year, it is about time.

Bratislava’s Old Market Hall will provide visitors with Christmas vibes in the coming four weeks. Each week, from Wednesday to Saturday, people can do a little bit of Christmas shopping at the venue.

Fico admits to ties with Bödör

Former prime minister stands by his praise for the state secretary who confessed to corruption and court interference.

Robert Fico during his November 26 press conference.