Second round elections to one third of the Senate it will take place on Friday 9 October and Saturday 10 October 2020. The polling stations will be open in the same way as in the first round, on Fridays from 14:00 to 22:00 and on Saturdays from 8:00 to 14:00. You will only receive ballots on the spot.
The second round of Senate elections
To the second round the two most successful candidates from the constituency always advance, if none of the candidates failed to get more than 50 percent of the votes cast in the first round. In the 2020 elections only one candidate for senator won an absolute majority of votes. On the weekend of September 9 and 10, voters will vote in 26 constituencies, except for constituency number 33 – Děčín, where Zbyněk Linhart – STAN with the support of the ODS defended his senatorial position in the first round.
Ballot papers for the second round Senate elections they are not delivered to voters in advance in the mailbox, they will only receive them in the polling station on election day. “The fact that people do not get tickets to the voting in the boxes, of course, leads to lower turnout,” he told pro Flash News political scientist Jan Kubáček.
Senate elections took place for the first time in 1996. At that time, the turnout in the second round of elections was 30.63 percent. The highest turnout in the regular elections in the second round was in 2002, at 32.55 percent. Lowest turnout in the second round of the Senate elections was in 2016. Only 15.38 percent of eligible voters came to the polls. Turnout in the first round of the Senate elections in 2020 was 36.74 percent.