7.47 p.m .: Do Dresdeners have to go to the ballot box again on July 10?
There are many indications of a second ballot. It seems hard to imagine that another candidate would manage to jump over the 50 percent mark. This means that the people of Dresden would have to vote again on July 10, 2022. Then there would certainly not be nine but significantly fewer candidates for election.
7.42 p.m .: Counting is coming to an end
The count will soon be over.
After 529 of 538 areas counted, Dirk Hilbert is ahead with 32.5 percent of the votes. The following places are occupied by Eva Jähnigen (18.8), Albrecht Pallas (15.2) and Maximilian Krah (14.3) percent of the votes.
7.35 p.m .: AfD candidate Krah behind the Greens and SPD?
513 of 538 areas are counted.
The ranking has meanwhile shifted slightly. Dirk Hilbert leads ahead of Eva Jähnigen, Albrecht Pallas (15.2 percent) has meanwhile overtaken Maximilian Krah (14.6).
7:28 p.m.: Counting of votes – 100 areas still open
The count continues. 100 areas are still open. Dirk Hilbert (31 percent), Eva Jähnigen (18.6 percent), Maximilian Krah (15.9 percent), Albrecht Pallas (14.9 percent), André Schollbach (10.4 percent) is the previous result at the OB -Choice.
7:23 p.m .: Markus Blocher is the head of the election
He makes sure that everything in the mayor election is going as it should.
Markus Blocher (53) is the head of the office and therefore also the master of the 538 ballot boxes. Every election worker has been provided with a pillow so that the seat is also well padded.
7:19 p.m .: 375 areas counted
375 of 538 areas are countedt. Dirk Hilbert’s share of the vote is still around 30 percent (29.9 percent). Eva Jähnigen (Greens) was able to slightly increase her lead over Maximilian Krah (AfD) (18.2 vs. 17.2 percent of the vote).
7:11 p.m .: This is how the Greens’ election party works
The Greens’ election party takes place at the Blue Factory.
Green candidate Eva Jähnigen (56, Greens) proudly announces there: “Guys, we won one way or another. I just really enjoyed it, because the support is enough profit”.
7.09 p.m .: Head-to-head race for 2nd place
Between Eva Jähnigen (56, Green) and Maximilian Krah (45, AfD) there is a tight race for second place behind Dirk Hilbert.
After 360 of 538 counted areas, it is 17.8 percent to 17.6 percent for the Green candidate.
7 p.m.: 262 areas counted
262 of 538 areas are counted. There are now hardly any fluctuations in the voices. Dirk Hilbert (30.1 percent) is still ahead, followed by Maximilian Krah (18.0 percent), Eva Jähnigen (17.1 percent) and Albrecht Pallas (14.9 percent).
6.48 p.m .: Five candidates in double digits
According to the count so far, Dirk Hilbert, Eva Jähnigen, Maximilian Krah, André Schollbach and Albrecht Pallas have a double-digit number of votes.
Martin Schulte-Wissermann (2.9 percent), Jan Pöhnisch (1.2 percent), Marcus Fuchs (4 percent) and Sascha Wolff (1.4 percent) have little to do with the outcome of the election. But everything is intermediate.
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6.45 p.m .: Eva Jähnigen has overtaken Albrecht Pallas
After 125 of 538 areas counted, Dirk Hilbert ranks with exactly 30.0 percent of the votes. Maximilian Krah gets 18.5 percent of the votes. Green candidate Eva Jähnigen (16.5 percent) has now overtaken Albrecht Pallas from the SPD (15.2 percent).
6.37 p.m .: New intermediate result
In the meantime, 54 of 538 areas have been counted. Dirk Hilbert is still ahead with 30.9 percent. AfD man Maximilian Krah (19.6 percent) and SPD candidate Albrecht Pallas (15.5 percent) follow. Eva Jähnigen (14.6 percent) takes fourth place.
6:28 p.m .: First intermediate results known
13 of 538 areas are counted. No candidate could achieve an absolute majority of the votes. OB Dirk Hilbert got the most votes (31.0 percent), second place went to Maximilian Krah (21.0 percent). Third place so far is SPD candidate Albrecht Pallas (15.2 percent).
6:16 p.m .: SPD candidate Albrecht Pallas for the mayoral election in Dresden
The parties also say: wait for intermediate results.
At the SPD election party, candidate Albrecht Pallas (42, SPD) announced with reference to the election campaign: “Basically it doesn’t matter how the evening ends tonight, we won.”
6:03 p.m.: Polling stations have been closed since 6 p.m
The polling stations are closed.
The counting of the votes has started.
5.48 p.m .: District elections take place parallel to mayor elections
Elections are not only held in Dresden today. In addition, decisions are made on a new district administrator in nine districts.
Results are not expected until late evening. There are no elections in the independent cities of Leipzig and Chemnitz or in the district of Meissen.
5.44 p.m .: Where are the intermediate results to choose from?
Who is running?
When the polling stations close at 6 p.m., the city of Dresden will provide information at following link about first interims.
5:36 p.m .: Posters damaged before district and mayoral elections
Unpleasant side effects of elections at local level.
Before the district and mayoral elections in Saxony, posters were damaged and destroyed in several dozen cases.
By last Friday, 42 such attacks had been registered, as the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) in Saxony announced on request. Theft and damage to property were common, but the use of license plates belonging to unconstitutional organizations was also one of the offences.
There were ten such attacks and thus the most in the state capital of Dresden; Görlitz follows with seven incidents. The total of 20 crime scenes ranged from Annaberg-Buchholz in the Ore Mountains to Bannewitz in the south of Dresden. AfD posters were stolen most frequently.
5:32 p.m .: Turnout at 4 p.m. at 43.6 percent
Before the first interim results, which can be expected from around 6 p.m., the city of Dresden reports the last interim result in terms of voter turnout.
43.6 percent of Dresdeners had voted by 4 p.m.