EP and Local Council Elections: Voting over; Ballot boxes arriving in Naxxar

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

 

01:08 Scanning of votes starts at 7am. Currently the sorting of votes cast in the European Parliament elections is underway. This is the first time in Maltese political history that each vote will be shown on the screen while it is scanned. The process will last some 10 hours with the first indications will be expected at around 8.00 – 8.30am.

 

23:17 Updates from Naxxar:

23:00 Ballot boxes start arriving at Naxxar. Live reporting from outside the counting hall.

22:36 Independent MEP candidate and former Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party chairman Arnold Cassola blasts Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition Leader Adrian Delia for Lassana Cisse Souleymane’s murder.

22:00 Voting has ended! Journalist Beppe Galea reporting live from outside the polling booth in Naxxar where the ballots boxes are sealed prior to being transported to Naxxar Counting Hall.

21:00 Live link to the Newsroom where Christoph Schwaiger will update us with the latest percentage voting turnout in the Local Council Elections localities up to 2.00 pm and approximate percentage voting turnout in the European Parliament Election up to 2pm by district.

READ: Updated: Turnout by 2pm: EP elections at 32%; Local Councils at 28% – Electoral Commission

20:00 Journalist Christoph Schwaiger reporting live from Birgu

19:15 Electoral Commission publishes official turnout by 2pm.

READ: Updated: Turnout by 2pm: EP elections at 32%; Local Councils at 28% – Electoral Commission

19:00 Journalists Nicole Borg and Christoph Schwaiger reporting live from Valletta and Kalkara respectively.

18:57 Sources have told Newsbook.com.mt that the unofficial turnout by 2pm is 32%. The Electoral Commission has yet to publish its official average turnouts. Newsbook.com.mt tried contacting the Electoral Commission.

18:00 6pm News with live links to Paola and more news about the elections underway

17:21 Photos from Birżebbuġa, Kirkop, Żurrieq and Qrendi.

17:00 Live reporting from Floriana followed by an interview with Editor-in-Chief Sylvana Debono.

16:50 Photos from Floriana polling booth.

16:45 Farrugia smells a voting rat; Commission not impressed

16:00 Live link to the newsroom

15:30 Photos from Marsaxlokk, Xgħajra and Marsascala

15:00 Journalists Nicole Borg and Monique Agius reporting live from Birkirkara and Qormi respectively.

14:00 Journalists Sephora Francalanza and Monique Agius reporting live from Ħaż-Żebbuġ and Siġġiewi.

13:40 Voting in Kalkara

Luke Zerafa

13:20 Voting in Vittoriosa

Luke Zerafa

13:10 Voting in Msida

Gordon Watson

13:06 Voting in Xewkija

Christoph Schwaiger

13:00 Journalists Gordon Watson and Christoph Schwaiger reporting live from Msida and Xewkija.

12:56 The polling station in Cospicua.

Luke Zerafa

12:41 The polling station in Senglea.

12:32 Voting in the locality of Fgura is also moving on well.

Luke Zerafa

12:29 Voting in Siġġiewi is going on smoothly.

12:14 President George Vella and his wife cast their votes in Żejtun.

12:00 Journalists Maria Webb and Christoph Schwaiger report live from Luqa and Għajnsielem respectively.

11:32 Voting is also moving at a steady pace in Paola.

Luke Zerafa

11:10 Journalist Beppe Galea reports live from Mosta.

11:09 Naxxar residents are voting at the Higher Secondary.

11:06 Earlier Partit Demokratiku MEP candidate Martin Cauchi Inglott went to cast his vote with a representative from Bicycle Advocacy Group (BAG).

Għadna kif qdejna dmirna!We just did our duty!Kristian Cauchi InglottBicycle Advocacy Group (BAG Malta)

Posted by Martin Cauchi Inglott on Saturday, May 25, 2019

10:44 Newsbook.com.mt is informed that there is a long queue at Ħamrun primary school as there are a substantial amount of persons who are asking for assistance while voting.

10:25 President Emeritus Edward Fenech Adami votes at Birkirkara primary school.

10:17 Prime Minister and Partit Laburista leader Joseph Muscat and his wife Michelle Muscat cast their votes at the polling station in Burmarrad.

10:15 Journalist Sarah Cassar Dymond reports live from Pembroke.

10:09 Journalist Joseph Giordimania reports live from outside Lija primary school.

10:00 Another LIVE link with Leon Xuereb this time from Gżira where he explained that there are 11 candidates contesting the Local Council elections in the locality.

9:56 Electoral Commissioner Joseph Church supervised over the sealing of the vote boxes for European Parliament and Local Councils elections at the Lija primary school.

9:45 More live reporting, journalists Leon Xuereb and Beppe Galea are reporting from Sliema and Mellieħa respectively.

9:32 Journalist Charmaine Attard gave the latest update about the radio programme Newsline which will be broadcast on RTK103FM.

9:15 Adrian Delia casts his vote at St. Ignatius College in Siġġiewi.

9:08 Newsbook.com.mt journalists Sylvana Debono and Leon Xuereb reporting live from Balzan and St. Julian’s respectively.

8:54 Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia arrived in Siġġiewi where he greeted a number of persons grouped in front of the polling station.

8:35 People discussing before casting their votes in Siġġiewi

8:27 Voters gathered outside Siġġiewi polling station

8:00 Newsbook.com.mt reporting live from Xagħra Gozo and Lija.

7:10 First live link of the day with Beppe Galea from Victoria, Gozo

7:00 Polling stations for the European parliament and Local Council elections are open around Malta and Gozo. They will remain open until 10pm.