The high temperatures, common in the summer season, make a dent in the participation in the polls this 23-J. At 2:00 p.m., the data indicated a high participation of up to 40.48%, a situation that has turned around. Until 6:00 p.m. this Sunday, official data indicates that 53% of voters have voted, which is 3.7 percentage points less than in 2019, when it was 56.85%.
This data is accounted for with 96.59% of the polling stations analyzed, according to the data offered on the website of the Ministry of the Interior https://resultados.generales23j.es, and does not include voting by mail, a system used by 2.47 million people.
The autonomous communities where the highest participation was registered until 6:00 p.m. were Cantabria (60.38%), Comunidad Valenciana (57.90%) and La Rioja (56.65%). The greatest drop in participation was recorded in Catalonia (-11.22 points) to 48.66%, Comunidad de Madrid (-7.84 points) to 53.65% and Aragón (-5.43 points) to 52.34%.
At 6:30 p.m., the Secretary of State for Communication, Francesc Vallès, and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior, Isabel Goicoechea, will appear at a press conference to offer the participation figures throughout Spain until 6:00 p.m. with most of the tables reviewed.