The number of rejected votes doubled from the first round – the most here

In the second round, the number of rejected votes increased in all constituencies.

According to preliminary results, there were 20,570 rejected votes in the second round of the presidential election, which is 0.7 percent of the total votes cast.

There appears to be a significantly higher number of invalid votes than in the first round. Then there were 9,035 of them.

The second phase election results will be officially confirmed on Wednesday. Then so-called borderline cases are added to the voting results, and the count becomes more accurate.

The most common rejected vote is not a garbled or ambiguous number, but simply a blank vote. As second-round candidates Alexander Stubin (Kog) and Becca Hawiston (Left, Wihr) are described as having similar political stripes, the blank ticket could be a counter vote to some of the two less desirable alternatives.

The number of rejected votes has increased in all constituencies. The largest percentages of votes were lost in the constituencies of Satagunda, Ham and Lapland, where the rate of invalid votes was 0.8 percent of the votes cast in the region. In terms of size, Usima had the largest number of wrecks, 3,213.

Generally, the most rejected votes were cast on the actual election day. In Satagunda, Birkanma and Southeast Finland, the rate of invalid votes recorded on election day exceeded one percent.

The number of rejected votes has never been higher throughout history.

In the second round of the 2012 presidential election, the rate of invalid votes was even higher. At that time, not less than 0.9 percent of the total votes cast were rejected. The actual number increased to 25,133 from 9,658 in the first round.

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In the second round of presidential elections, Sauli Niinisto (Kog) began his first six-year term as president, winning with a clear 65.5 percent support against Havisto.

On the other hand, the number of invalid votes in both rounds of the 2006 election was less than that of the 2024 election. Torja Halonen (SD) renewed his tenure in the second round against Niinisto with 51.8 and 48.2 percent points.

In general, fewer invalid votes were recorded in early polls. Joel Mysalmi / K.L

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