Last week, Varakļāni and Rēzekne municipalities held local elections. The turnout in Varakļāni was the highest this year in the whole country, according to LETA's information published September 12.
If the parties elected to Ventspils City Council act as they promise, then Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs, currently imprisoned, will lack the votes to become the Mayor for the eighth time. However, another person of his party Latvijai un Ventspilij could be candidate for the post, Latvian Television's broadcast De Facto reported June 13.
In the two early days of municipal elections, at least 55,116 residents 5.72% of those with voting rights have made their choice, according to data from the Central Election Commission (CVK) June 3.
Early voting in the local government elections resumes Thursday, June 3, according to the Central Election Commission (CVK).
On the first day of the early vote in the municipal elections, May 31, over 15,000 people cast their vote, according to data compiled by the Central Election Commission (CVK).
For voters who are unable to vote on the official election day, June 5, early voting will be open on May 31, June 3 and 4, said the Central Election Commission (CVK) May 25.
In this year's local elections on June 5, in the municipalities of Ādaži and Jēkabpils, it is planned to create a special place to vote in cars, in line with procedures approved by the Central Election Commission (CVK) for outdoor voting, CVK said May 19.
The territorial reform in Latvia will eliminate the possibility of voter associations to run for local government elections, which was so far allowed in small districts, Latvian Radio reported March 17.
Re-counting of ballots at three polling stations in Rīga showed no change in mandate seat allocation in the newly elected Rīga City Council, LETA reported September 18.
On Monday, the Administrative District Court ordered the Central Election Commission (CVK) to re-count all ballots in the three precincts where there were problems with seals on envelopes, said Līga Tumova, representative of the Administrative District Court, September 14.
Political party New Harmony has taken to the Administrative Court with regard to unsealed ballots at Riga City Council elections that were declared null, party representatives told the newswire LETA September 6.
The number of mandates received by Harmony and New Unity in the newly elected Rīga City Council may be affected by the election ballots not included in the vote count due to them being unsealed, the Central Election Commission (CVK) told newswire LETA on September 1.
Preliminary results of the Riga City Council extraordinary elections show an impressive win for the Development/For!/Progressives (A/P/P) ticket.
Saturday, August 29, is the official date of Riga City Council emergency elections.
As of Wednesday, August 26, it is possible to vote in Riga emergency elections, Latvian Television said August 25.
Director of the think tank “Providus”, Iveta Kažoka, said in an interview to Latvian Radio August 25, that COVID-19 situation and opportunity to change the current leadership of Riga City Council could motivate people to go to elections.
On Friday, August 21, it was decided at the meeting of the Riga City Council to grant additional funding to ensure the emergency elections of the Riga City Council.
Juris Kokins, head of Riga City Central Election Commission (CVK) said August 12 on Latvian Television that he is worried about following precautionary measures for the prevention of COVID-19 spread during election period.
Ahead of the Riga City Council's emergency elections, various political forces and candidates are increasingly active - but the pre-election campaign materials do not always end up where intended, Latvian Radio said August 11.
Voters will only be able to participate in Riga extraordinary elections on-site in Riga, Central Elections Commission (CVK) spokeswoman Laura Zaharova told Latvian Radio July 30.
On Monday, July 20, the announcement of the lists of candidates for the emergency elections of Rīga City Council was completed. In total, 15 political forces will participate in the elections, Latvian Radio reported July 20.
The Central Election Commission (CVK) said July 14 that, in the event of a spread of COVID-19, up to half the polling stations used for the upcoming Rīga municipal elections could be closed. Additional costs to secure elections in the COVID-19 circumstances amount to EUR 440 000. Despite this, the elections will still take place, Latvian Radio reported.
The Central Election Commission (CVK) has decided that, during the emergency Riga City Council election on August 29, voters will be required to cover their mouth and nose while at polling stations, CVK representative Laura Zaharova told the LETA newswire May 25.
On March 17 the Latvian cabinet supported the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry initiative to postpone the Rīga extraordinary municipal elections until June 6.
The Central Election Commission (CVK) confirmed February 25 that extraordinary Rīga City Council elections will take place on Saturday April 25, as widely expected.
The municipal deputies the State Language Centre invites to improve their state language skills to the necessary level will have to use their own resources, according to the amendments to the Law On the Status of the Deputy of the Republic City Council and Municipality Council passed in Saeima, according to the Parliamentary Press Service on February 13.