In neither of the two direct presidential elections held in the Czech Republic so far, there is no second round if one of the candidates receives more than fifty percent of the vote in the first round.
When is the second round of the presidential election?
Currently, the second round of elections must be held 30 days before the end of Miloš Zeman’s current presidential term. His tenure ends on March 8, 2022. The second round of the presidential election will be held on January 27 and 28, 2023. Hence the thirty day condition is fulfilled.
Date for First Round of Presidential Election:
- 13 January 2023, Friday, 14.00-22.00
- Saturday, January 14, 2023, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Date for Second Round of Presidential Election:
- 27 January 2023, Friday, 14.00-22.00
- Saturday, January 28, 2023, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
When will the new president be elected?
The Czech people will find out who will be the new president Saturday afternoon, January 28. At that time, the person in question will begin his five-year term, and he can only be elected to the position twice in a row.
What other scenarios may occur?
- If one of the candidates withdraws his candidature, is ineligible or dies before the second round, the third-placed candidate in the first round shall advance to the second round.
- If there is more than one candidate who received the same number of votes in the first place, all these candidates advance to the second round.
- If there is more than one candidate with the same number of votes in second place, all those candidates and the first place candidate will participate in the second round.
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How to vote in the 2023 presidential runoff
The second round of the presidential election is conducted in the same manner as the first election. How to vote In the second round? Ballot papers However, unlike the first round, Česká pošta will not deliver to voters’ homes, but Polling stations.
This is because a candidate has the right to withdraw from the nomination 24 hours before the election, at which point the third-placed candidate advances to the second round. This invalidates a vote. Members of the Election Commission For this reason, voters will award tickets only to advancing candidates.
After submitting the identity card, the voter walks out with an envelope and two ballot papers for the party. Personally, he places his favorite ticket in a prepared envelope and then drops the envelope into the ballot box located in front of the canvas.
Votes are invalid in the following cases:
- More than one ballot paper is inserted into the envelope
- The ballot paper is not placed in an envelope with an official seal
- The ballot paper is not printed in the prescribed form
- The ballot is torn
Where to vote in the second round of the 2023 presidential election
15 days before the commencement of the election, the mayor’s address of the municipality should be published Polling stations. This information can be published at the municipal office or on the website.
In foreign countries, relevant embassies provide information about the venue and time of elections. The address of the polling station is also mentioned directly on the envelopes with the first round ballot papers that the voter receives by post.
Prague traditionally plays an important role in presidential elections. There are a total of 1,124 constituencies in the Capital Territory. More than 900,000 voters can vote here.
Second round: Voting for voter card
You can even apply for the second round of the presidential election Voter card. It is necessary to apply for voter card at the municipal office at the place of permanent residence. A request can be made by:
A voter must apply for a voter card for the second round of presidential elections by January 20, 2023, along with a personal application by January 25, 2023.
2013 and 2018 presidential elections
direct Presidential election It has been held twice in the Czech Republic so far. Incumbent President Milos Zeman won both elections. In the first direct election, Karel Schwarzenberg, who received 45.19 percent of the vote, made it to the second round with Milos Zeman. Zeman won with 54.8 percent.
In the second direct election, Zeman made it to the second round with Jiri Trahos. The margin of votes between the candidates was a little over 150,000 votes. Miloš Zeman won with 51.36 percent (2,853,390 votes). Jiří Drahoš received 48.63 percent (2,701,206 votes).