elections 2016: almost 30% voters have completed elementary school

The fit electorate to vote in October,75,2 million are women (53,2%) e 68,7 millions (47,7%) are men.
20/09/2016 07h35 - Updated 20/09/2016 14h12
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Of the more than 144 million voters able to go to the polls next day 2 October to elect councilors and mayors, 41,1 millions (28,5%) They informed the Electoral Court who did not complete elementary school, comprising the series of 1st to 9th grade. According to the Superior Electoral Court data (TSE), 27,39 million voters (19%) completed high school, While 27,38 million said they have not completed this step.

Level of education

According to the TSE, 15,4 million voters (10,7%) read and write; 10,1 millions (7%) finished elementary school; 9,5 millions (6,6%) They have higher education qualifications and 5,9 millions (4,1%) They started, but not completed college course. Of the total voters, 6,9 million said they were illiterate and 90 thousand did not report the level of education.

Men and women

The fit electorate to vote in October,75,2 million are women (53,2%), 68,7 millions (47,7%) are men and 95,2 thousand did not report sex.

Of the total female, 44 million are aged 21 e 49 years; 22,9 millions, from 50 a 79 years; 5,1 millions, from 16 a 20 years; e 2,2 million are older than 79 years.

Among male voters, 41,2 million are aged 21 e 49 years; 19,9 millions, 50 a 79 years; 5,1 million are aged between 16 e 20; e 1,7 million are over 79 years old.

Second shift

The municipal elections this year will be held in 5.568 cities and, that is why, statistics of Elections did not take into account the amount of voters living in the Federal District and in Fernando de Noronha (ON). these locations, no elections to choose mayors and councilors.

Of the cities where there will be election, there is the possibility of runoff in 92. In the last municipal elections, in 2012, 83 municipalities had over 200 thousand voters.

The electoral rules, only cities with more than 200 thousand voters can, possibly, have runoff for mayor and vice mayor choice. In this year, the second round will take place on 30 of October.

The 26 capital, only in Palmas there is no possibility of second round. São Paulo is the state with the largest number of cities with more than 200 thousand voters, 28 altogether. Then, It appears the state of Rio de Janeiro, ten municipalities; Minas Gerais, eight; and Parana and Rio Grande do Sul, each with five.

Changes in electorate

Compared to the total number of eligible voters to vote in municipal elections 2012, Brazil registered growth 3,96%, passing 138,5 million for 144 million voters. The Pará city of Canaan had the highest growth in the country in the number of voters, an increase of 69%. In 2012, they were 23.593 eligible to vote and that number jumped to 39.832.

Second or TSE, following appears St. Patrick (GO). No lawsuit last city, they were 1.878 voters and this year will be 2.927, growth 56%. The third largest increase (51%) the number of voters was recorded in Maranhão the Altamira municipality. In 2012, they were 7.808 and passed 5.178, this year. In fourth place, was the map of county (AL), an increase of 43% the electorate, passing 3.483 for 4.994. Growth in quan voters due to new orders of securities or voting place transfer requests.


According to the TSE, the next elections, 46,3 million voters (32,1%) They will be identified before voting through biometrics. These made the election re-registration it was collected, the Electoral Justice, Fingerprint. The biometric registration process is being done gradually by the Electoral Justice throughout the country.

Source: Agency Brazil

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