METHODOLOGY TO DETERMINE THE RESULTS FROM VOTING FOR MAYORS
1. The methodology determines the outcome of elections for mayor of a municipality, region or town/village council.
2. For each candidate for mayor the sum of the votes cast in the electoral region is calculated.
3. The candidate to have received more than half of the valid votes cast in the region is elected.
4. If there is no chosen candidate, the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) schedules a second round within 7 days from the date of the first round.
4.1. In the second round the two candidates who received the most votes take part.
4.2. If more than two candidates received the most votes and there is a tie, they are all eligible to participate in the second round.
4.3. If a candidate has received the most votes, and next to him there are two or more candidates in a tie, they are all eligible to participate in the second round.
5. In the second round the candidate receiving the most votes is elected.
6. If in the second round two or more candidates receive the most votes and there is a tie, there is no elected candidate.