The Kosovo-based GAP Institute presented today the results of a poll carried out in all 38 municipalities in Kosovo on the expectations of the people regarding local elections set to take place on 22 October. The findings indicate that over 70 percent of people interviewed believe that local elections will bring about a positive change in their respective municipalities while only 7 percent are completely convinced no change will occur. Around 56 percent of respondents said they would vote for the same parties as in June parliamentary elections whereas 14 percent said they would vote differently. The poll results also suggest that voters are more likely to vote for younger candidates and for those with the same ethnic background. 1,065 people were interviewed in the survey, of which 818 from the Albanian community, 150 from the Serb, and 97 from other communities.