Here is the guide to understand how to vote Sunday 25th September 2022 for House and Senate elections. This is information provided by the special election site of the Ministry of the Interiorwhere it is possible to further explore the topic.
When do you vote?
We remind you that you vote only on Sunday 25 September 2022with the ballot boxes that will be opened from 7 to 23.
What is the electoral system with which you vote?
Let’s find out more about the electoral law. The electoral law, the number 165/2017in force since 2017 and governing the election of the Chamber and Senate is known as Rosatellumfrom the name of the parliamentarian Ettore Rosatorapporteur of the law itself.
Important news to mention is that following the reform of the Constitution regarding the reduction of the number of parliamentariansyou see constitutional law 1/2020the number of parliamentarians was reduced as they passed from 630 to 400 for the Chamber And 315 to 200 for the Senate: a significant reduction of over a third. Therefore, fewer parliamentarians will be elected than in the previous elections.
Among the most significant features of this electoral law is the use of a mixed system, single majority and plurinominal proportionalto allocate seats: about one third of the parliamentarians will be elected in single-member constituencies, while the remaining two-thirds will be elected in so-called multi-member constituencies, using blocked lists of candidates.
In the Chamber, out of a total of 400, 147 seats will be assigned in single-member constituencies, while 245 seats will be assigned in multi-member constituencies. For the Senate, out of a total of 200, 74 seats will be assigned in single-member constituencies, 122 seats will be assigned in multi-member constituencies. To these must be added the 8 elected to the Chamber and 4 elected to the Senate for the overseas constituency.
In each of the single-member constituencies the candidate who gets the most votes is elected and obviously applies to both the Chamber and the Senate.
For multi-member constituencies, on the other hand, the distribution of seats takes place with the proportional method between the lists and the coalitions of lists. It should be remembered that there is a threshold for taking part in the proportional distribution of seats.
Who can vote?
All Italian citizens who have turned 18 years old to 25 September and that they enjoy civil and political rights. Citizens registered in the electoral lists and in theAIRE (Register of Italians residing abroad).
For the first time, it is enough to be 18 years old to be able to vote for both the House and the Senate.
They can also vote Italians who are abroad for reasons of work, study or medical treatment, and their family members who have been living together for at least three months. Citizens wishing to exercise the right to vote had the obligation to request the electoral envelope at their foreign domicile by 24 August last.
What do you need to vote?
You have to go to vote with a identity document:
- identity card, even if expired,
- driving license, even if expired,
- another document issued by the public administration, if with photo,
- national card of officers on leave, validated by a military command, if with photo,
- professional order card, if with photo,
- receipt of the request for the electronic identity card (CIE), which contains the photo and personal data
The Electoral Card. If you do not have the Electoral Card or the spaces for the stamps relating to the certification of the vote are exhausted, you must request a new one at your Electoral Office in the Municipality of residence.
The offices are also open on Friday 23 September and Saturday 24 September from 9 to 18, while Sunday 25 September for the duration of the voting from 7 to 23.
How do you vote?
At the polling station, each voter is given two ballots, pink card for the House, yellow card for the Senate.
The vote must be expressed:
- tracing a sign on the rectangle containing the symbol of the list with the names of the candidates of the plurinominal college next to it for that list. In this case, the vote is attributed to the slate for the plurinominal and to the candidate of the single-member board associated with that slate.
- or by drawing a mark on the rectangle containing the name of the uninominal candidate. In this case, the vote is attributed to the candidate in the single-member board and to the list to which he is connected. In the presence of several coalition lists linked to the single-member candidate voted, the distribution of the vote takes place according to the proportional method or in proportion to the votes obtained by each linked list in that single-member constituency.
We invite you not to overlap the cards: they are carbon copy paper, the mark drawn on one could pass underneath.
Cell phone at the polling station?
No cell phone in the voting booth. The mobile phone must be handed over to the polling station staff before being able to access the booth in order to vote and there are penalties for offenders.
Wrong vote, mistake in the cabin?
In the event of an error, it is possible to ask the president of the polling station to be able to replace the ballot, so that he can vote again.
How do you vote if positive for Covid?
If hospitalized, it will be possible to vote in the hospital, which will be equipped with an internal seat if it has at least 100 beds. If he has less, the vote will be collected by a special polling station that goes to the facility.
If instead you are in solitary confinement at your homeit will be possible to vote at your home by sending a request to the municipality of residence accompanied by a medical certificate from the ASL certifying your health condition.
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