THE HAGUE – In 37 municipalities find Wednesday’s municipal elections. It goes to the municipalities that as of 1 January be reclassified. Almost 725,000 people are kiesgerechtigd. Polling stations open at 07.30. At 21.00 hours, they close and the votes are counted. All municipalities will assume that the results for midnight is known.
The largest municipality of Groningen, which combines with Haren and Ten Boer, with a total of 190,000 eligible voters. Then follow Haarlemmermeer (Haarlemmerliede and Spaarnwoude, 118.380) and Hoeksche Waard (Binnenmaas, Cromstrijen, Korendijk, Strijen, Oud-Beijerland, 69.227).
The other municipalities have less than 50,000 eligible voters, of which the Limburg municipality of Beekdaelen (Nuth, Onderbanken, Schinnen, the netherlands) is the smallest with almost 29.818 potential stembusgangers. They can vote on eight parties, who compete for 25 raadszetels.
The other new municipalities are Westerkwartier (Grootegast, Leek, Marum, Zuidhorn, part Winsum, 49.170 electorate, Vijfheerenlanden (Leerdam, the netherlands, Vianen, Zederik, 43.401), Altena (Aalburg, Werkendam, Woudrichem 43.038), West Betuwe Geldermalsen, Lingewaard, Neerijnen, 39.522), Hogeland (Bedum, de Marne, Eemsmond, part Winsum, 38.211), Noardeast-Fryslân Dongeradeel, Ferwerderadiel, Kollumerland and Nieuwkruisland (35.467), Noordwijk (Noordwijk, Noordwijkerhout, 34.723) and Molenlanden (Giessenlanden, Molenwaard, 33.562).
From 1 January, the Netherlands 355 municipalities.