The National Election Committee established with a unanimous decision the results of the October 2 referendum on European Union migrant quotas. Of the 8,272,625 eligible voters, a total 3,646,334 cast their votes, including 3,506,618 at polling stations, 9,360 in Hungary’s foreign representative offices and 130,356 by mail. Turnout was 43.91% in polling stations, 83.34% in foreign representative offices and 47.47% by mail. Of the 3,643,055 voting slips submitted, 224,668 or 6.17% were invalid. Of the 3,418,387 valid votes, 56,163 or 1.64% were ‘yes’ votes and 3,362,224 or 98.36% were ‘no’ votes.
The election committee’s decision is not final, appeals can be submitted to the Kúria or supreme court within five days. Under Hungary’s referendum law, a referendum is valid if voter turnout is over 50%. It is considered conclusive if more than half of the valid votes are cast for the same answer.