The total number of people who have the right to vote in the relevant election in the municipality or county authority.
Ballot papers counted so far
The total number of valid ballot papers that have been counted so far. Ballot papers that are designated ‘doubtful’ during the count will not be included before they have been validated by the electoral committee. Doubtful ballot papers rejected by the electoral committee are shown under the point ‘rejected ballot papers’.
Only ballot papers cast in the constituency on election days (some municipalities also have election day on the Sunday before election day) are included in this count. All advance votes are counted in a separate constituency in the municipality.
Of which are advance ballot papers
The number of valid ballot papers cast in advance that have been counted so far.
The percentage of the electorate that cast a vote in the relevant election.
The turnout percentage is based on the reported figures from the municipalities. The turnout percentage is preliminary until all municipalities have completed and reported the electoral count.
As long as the count is ongoing, the turnout is only based on constituencies that have registered both counted advance votes and votes from election day.
The turnout percentage shows how many of the voters in the relevant constituency have cast a vote, even if this vote was cast in another constituency on election day or vote in advance.
For municipal council elections, the turnout percentage is calculated based on the highest number out of number of votes cast and number of valid ballot papers. For county council elections, the turnout percentage is calculated based on the number of valid ballot papers.
Blank ballot papers
The number of blank ballot papers cast in the relevant election. In other words, the voter has not voted for any of the parties/groups that have a list in the relevant election and has instead cast a blank ballot paper.
Rejected ballot papers
The number of ballot papers that were rejected in the count as invalid.
A ballot paper will be rejected if it lacks a stamp, it is not evident which election the ballot paper was cast in, it is not evident which party or group the voter has voted for, or if the party or group does not have a list in the constituency.