A total of 52 percent of voters in Tallinn definitely plan to vote in the local government council elections next month, while another 28 percent of voters likely will, according to the results of a survey recently conducted by Turu-uuringute AS. June's figures were 50 and 28 percent, respectively.
As the results of the most recent local government council elections show, actual voter turnout tends to be somewhat higher than the percentage of respondents who indicated that they definitely planned to vote. Of those who indicate that they will likely vote, only some — at best, one third — actually end up doing so. Thus, the pollster expects a voter turnout of just over 60 percent in the Oct. 15 elections in Tallinn - writes err.ee.
12 percent of respondents indicated they were unlikely or definitely not planning to vote, while six percent of respondents were unable to say whether they would vote. Two percent claimed they did not have the right to vote. These last respondents were individuals who do not possess Estonian citizenship but apparently did not know that they still have the right to vote in local elections.
The lowest voter turnout can be expected among those under 34 years of age — just 40 percent thereof definitely plan to vote next month, while a quarter of this age group indicated they would likely vote.
Of the 35-44 age group, half definitely plan on voting in the elections, while nearly 60 percent or more of respondents aged 45 or older intend to go vote.
Estonians, better educated more likely to vote
57 percent of Estonians definitely plan on voting next month, while 46 percent of respondents of other nationalities intend to do the same. 56 percent of Estonian citizens, 45 percent of Russian citizens and just 30 percent of Tallinn residents of undetermined citizenship definitely intend to go vote.