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Election of the President of the Republic in 2016

1st election by the Riigikogu

The first round of voting was held on 29 August 2016.

After counting of the votes of the first round of voting, the National Electoral Committee ascertained the following numbers:

1. Members of the Riigikogu entered in the list of electors 101
2. Members of the Riigikogu who received a ballot paper 99
3. Members of the Riigikogu who participated in the voting 99
4. Invalid ballot papers 0
5. Unmarked ballot papers (no space marked with a cross) 8
6. Votes cast for candidates for President of the Republic 91
Candidate Votes
Allar Jõks 25
Eiki Nestor 40
Mailis Reps 26

As none of the candidates for the President of the Republic received the two-thirds majority of the votes of the membership of the Riigikogu, no candidate was considered elected.

 

The second round of voting was held on 30 August 2016.

After counting of the votes of the second round of voting, the National Electoral Committee ascertained the following numbers:

1. Members of the Riigikogu entered in the list of electors 101
2. Members of the Riigikogu who received a ballot paper 99
3. Members of the Riigikogu who participated in the voting 99
4. Invalid ballot papers 0
5. Unmarked ballot papers (no space marked with a cross) 1
6. Votes cast for candidates for President of the Republic 98
Candidate Votes
Allar Jõks 21
Siim Kallas 45
Mailis Reps 32

As none of the candidates for the President of the Republic received the two-thirds majority of the votes of the membership of the Riigikogu, no candidate was considered elected.

 

The third round of voting was held on 30 August 2016.

After counting of the votes of the third round of voting, the National Electoral Committee ascertained the following numbers:

1. Members of the Riigikogu entered in the list of electors 101
2. Members of the Riigikogu who received a ballot paper 99
3. Members of the Riigikogu who participated in the voting 98
4. Invalid ballot papers 0
5. Unmarked ballot papers (no space marked with a cross) 30
6. Votes cast for candidates for President of the Republic 68
Candidate Votes
Siim Kallas 42
Mailis Reps 26

As none of the candidates for the President of the Republic received the two-thirds majority of the votes of the membership of the Riigikogu, no candidate was considered elected.

 

Election by electoral body

The first round of voting was held on 24 September 2016.

The names of the candidates Siim Kallas and Mailis Reps were entered on the ballot paper on the basis of the results of the third round of voting by the Riigikogu.

Marina Kaljurand was presented as a candidate for President of the Republic on 20 September. Mart Helme was presented as a candidate for President of the Republic on 21 September. Allar Jõks was presented as a candidate for the President of the Republic on 22 September.

After counting of the votes of the first round of voting, the National Electoral Committee ascertained the following numbers:

1. Members of the electoral body entered in the list of electors 335
2. Members of the electoral body who received a ballot paper 334
3. Members of the electoral body who participated in the voting 334
4. Invalid ballot papers 0
5. Unmarked ballot papers (no space marked with a cross) 0
6. Votes cast for candidates for President of the Republic 334
Candidate Votes
Mart Helme 16
Allar Jõks 83
Marina Kaljurand 75
Siim Kallas 81
Mailis Reps 79

As none of the candidates received the majority of votes of the members of the electoral body who participated in the voting, the second round of voting was held on 24 September.

 

The second round of voting was held on 24 September 2016.

After counting of the votes of the second round of voting, the National Electoral Committee ascertained the following numbers:

1. Members of the electoral body entered in the list of electors 335
2. Members of the electoral body who received a ballot paper 333
3. Members of the electoral body who participated in the voting 332
4. Kehtetute hääletamissedelite arv 3
5. Unmarked ballot papers (no space marked with a cross) 57
6. Votes cast for candidates for President of the Republic 272
Candidate Votes
Allar Jõks 134
Siim Kallas 138

As none of the candidates received the majority of votes of the members of the electoral body who participated in the voting, no candidate was considered elected.

 

2nd election by the Riigikogu

The first round of voting was held on 3 October 2016.

After counting of the votes of the first round of voting, the National Electoral Committee ascertained the following numbers:

1. Members of the Riigikogu entered in the list of electors 101
2. Members of the Riigikogu who received a ballot paper 98
3. Members of the Riigikogu who participated in the voting 98
4. Invalid ballot papers 0
5. Unmarked ballot papers (no space marked with a cross) 17
6. Votes cast for candidates for President of the Republic 81
Candidate Votes
Kersti Kaljulaid 81

Pursuant to Subsection 13(2) of the Republic Election Act, and proceeding from Subsection 16(2) of the President of the Republic Election Act, the National Electoral Committee adopted the resolution to consider Kersti Kaljulaid elected as the President of the Republic.