Two-thirds of Ukrainians ready to vote in local elections in Oct - poll
Around 68% of Ukrainian citizens plan to vote in the local elections in October, according to a poll conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and by the Razumkov Centre in July of this year.
According to sociological research, inhabitants of western regions are most likely to vote (76%), and 75.5% of respondents in eastern regions, and 70% in central regions plan to vote. A smaller voter turnout can be expected in southern regions, where 61% of inhabitants plan to vote, while the lowest rate was recorded in Donbas (50% plan to vote, while 40% will not).
All in all, 23% of respondents remain undecided about who to vote for, and 16% will choose a particular candidate regardless of their party affiliation. Out of the rest, 14.4% said they will vote for Petro Poroshenko Bloc Solidarity, 9% - Samopomich, 7.5% - Opposition Bloc, 7.3% - Radical Party of Oleh Liashko, 6.9% - Batkivschyna, and 4% - Right Sector.
Party affiliation mattes the least in Donbas (27%) and in eastern regions (17%). The largest share of undecided votes is in central regions (30%), followed by eastern regions (24%), and southern regions (23%).