Local elections in Italy for 11 provincial governments, councils for 28 provincial capitals, including Rome, and the Sicilian regional government will be held on 28-29 May. In all 1,307 cities, towns and villages will be holding elections. In the case of no clear majority in the first round of voting, run-off contests for the top two candidates will take place on 11 and 12 June. The mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, has said that the date for the local elections is madness. The Italians will only just have voted in the general election on 9 and 10 April, schools, which act as polling stations, will be closed yet again in the last weeks of the school year and the cost of dividing the general from the local elections will be 150 million. Voting in a referendum on constitutional reforms is also expected to take place sometime in June, but the date has yet to be announced.