Albania’s Central Election Commission (CEC) reports voter turnout until 4 p.m. had been 42.89 percent. The turnout is based on data sent by 1,183 polling stations, 21.48 percent of a total of 5,508 nationwide. The CEC data refer to only 302,397 voters out of total of 3.27 million eligible voters nationwide.
Voter turnout in the county of Tirana, the country’s largest, was at 43.13 percent, compared to 47.28 percent in Fier, the second largest county with 16 MPs.
While Albania has more than 3.2 million eligible voters, the latest population census carried out in 2011 has shown Albania’s resident population is at 2.8 million of whom 847,000 are aged between 0 to 19 years old, of whom only 18 and 19-year-olds are eligible to vote.
In the 2009 general elections, total voter turnout was at 50.77 percent.