Votes for MEP’s from Malta wrap up

Polls have closed in Malta after Saturday’s voting in which people were asked to choose members of European Parliament (MEPs) and local councillors.

The voting started at 7:00 a.m. and ended at 10:00 p.m. local time on Saturday. Nearly 32 percent of voters had cast their ballots for the European Parliament (EP) elections by 2:00 p.m., according to the country’s Electoral Commission.

The 2:00 p.m. turnout for the local councillor election stood at 27.58 percent, the Commission announced on its website.

Maltese voted in the EP election together with another three EU countries on Saturday. There were 41 candidates vying for Malta’s six seats in the EP. Maltese also choosed local councillors for 68 localities across the country in the vote.

There were 332,888 people eligible to vote after 10 percent failed to collect their voting document, reported local media Malta Today.