ELECTIONS: Voters go to the polls for local, regional and European ballots today

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VOTERS in Spain are casting ballots for the local, regional and European elections today (Sunday May 26).

Polling stations across the country opened at 9am this morning. Voters are selecting candidates for local councils and mayors, some regional authorities and Spain’s 54 European Parliament seats.

The vote comes almost a month after the general election held on Sunday April 28. Pundits and commentators have branded today’s vote as ‘round two’ of the April poll.

All council seats across Spain’s 8,093 urban areas are up for grabs. A total of 12 out of 17 of Spain’s autonomous communities are holding elections, including Murcia and the Balearic Islands.

No regional elections are taking place in Andalucia or Valencia.

Expatriates can vote in local and European elections if they registered on their local council’s electoral roll before January 31. Polls close at 8.30pm.

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