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According to the Catalan government a bit over 300 polling stations were closed out of about 2,300 polling stations. This corresponds to 770,000 registered voters, not to votes cast. The Catalan government also allowed people to vote at any polling station. So the 770,000 could potentially have voted at a different polling station. We don't know this. The Catalan government is using this figure to reduce the denominator for participation rate from 5.5m to maybe 4.7m voters. Participation would still be below 50%.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Oct 2nd, 2017 at 12:15:33 PM EST
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