School in Istanbul’s Avcılar district packed with voters
ISTANBUL – Demirören News Agency
The Leyla Bayram Primary School in Istanbul’s Avcılar district on the European side had its busiest day on the day of the June 23 local elections.
With more than 18,000 voters registered in the 53 ballot boxes placed in its classrooms, the school was the biggest polling station in Istanbul.
The total number of students enrolled at the Leyla Bayram Primary School, 5,300, outnumbers the population of 66 districts across Turkey. Some 155 teachers work at the school, according to official figures.
The police took tight security measures around the school.
In the March 31 local elections, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) won the district municipality of Avcılar.