ELECTIONS 2021: There is a higher interest in voting cards in Prague than in previous elections Options | Pražská Drbna
Prague City Hall issued more voter ID cards for this year’s elections than in the last parliamentary elections in 2017. According to speakers from large city districts, a quarter to half more people applied for voting this year. The card will allow you to participate in elections outside the place of permanent residence, people could apply for it until Friday. For the first time this year, Praguers could not use the Prague City Portal for this purpose.
City districts have seen an increase in the number of applications
For example, in Prague 10, according to spokesman Jan Hamrník, 1,894 voters applied for a card in 2017, this year it was 2,777. In the case of Prague 8, according to spokesman Martin Šalek, 1,810 cards were four years ago and 2,263 now. In Prague 2 there were usually 277 out of 1381 issued documents and in Prague 3 the town hall issued 1854 compared to 1401 in 2017.
Significant follow-up was also recorded in Prague 6, where, according to spokesman Jiří Hannich, the number of ID cards increased from 2060 to 2813. “Of this record, we chose a record roughly 900 voting cards by post, either in the Czech Republic or through embassies abroad.” he added. In Prague 7, the number increased from 900 to 1,278.
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This year, they issued 972 passes in Prague 1
According to spokesman Martin Šebesta, 972 passes were issued in Prague 1 this year. “It’s more than in the last parliamentary election,” said today. The spokesman of Prague 4, Jiří Bigas, also expressed a similar opinion, according to which the office of the fourth city district issued over 2,500 passes this year, it will arrive in the last elections until 2000.
This year, the Prague City Hall allows you to use the card online via data boxes and the Pražana Portal. “I believe this will contribute to greater turnout. Once again, however, we are replacing something in Prague that should have been arranged by the government of Andrej Babiš (ANO) a long time ago, “ said the then mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates). The city launched the portal last September, using the source code of the state Citizen’s Portal during its development. With its help, people in Prague can solve a gradually expanding set of official tasks.