Local elections were held in the Czech Republic on September 23 and 24, 2022. The turnout in the Ústí nad Labem region was 40.60%. Voter turnout in local elections has traditionally been relatively low. In the districts of the Elbe/Labe Euroregion (Litoměřice, Děčín, Ústí nad Labem, Teplice), the highest turnout was recorded in the Litoměřice district (48.21%) and the lowest in Ústí nad Labem (38.39%).
There are more than 6,250 municipalities in the Czech Republic, half of which have fewer than 500 inhabitants. Typical are large differences between larger towns (county and county towns) and smaller "rural settlements".
In smaller cities and towns, local associations of independent candidates usually won. In the larger county or district towns, parties with a national presence have been successful.
As far as general trends are concerned, it should be noted that the ANO 2011 movement in the big cities of the Ústí nad Labem region became even stronger. The Freedom and Direct Democracy party (SPD), which in many places is making its debut on municipal councils, is also among the victors.
Negotiations are currently underway to form coalitions in individual municipalities and cities. Due to legal deadlines, the first meetings of the new councils, in which new mayors and deputy mayors are elected, will take place in most municipalities within 25 days of the election.
At the same time, senate elections were held for a third of the country's senate. In the Ústí district, two candidates made it to the second round of the Senate elections that will be held on September 30 and October 1: Petr Nedvědický (Mayor of Ústí) for ANO 2011 and Martin Krsek (historian from Ústí) for SEN 21.
Detailed results of local elections can be found on the volby.cz website (only in Czech).