TSE records over 25 million voters who did not vote

Abstention was approximately 17,58% the electorate.
03/10/2016 11h00 - Updated 3/10/2016 11h00
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The Electoral Justice registered the first round of municipal elections 2016, not Sunday (2), Abstention about 17,58% the electorate. O number is 25.073.027 voters who no longer go to the polls. The total number of voters eligible to vote was 144 millions.

According to the president of the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), Minister Gilmar Mendes, the abstention rate recorded in the election this year is low in relation to the presidential elections 2014, when the lack was about 20% of voters. In the municipal elections 2012, 16,41% of the electorate did not vote.

During press conference to disclose to the press the final balance of the data on the first round, Mendes considered that the data on blank and null votes are not relevant, not indicated changes in voter behavior over previous polls. Second or president, voter preference vote blank and more a "vote of misinformation than protest".

In Sao Paulo, for example, They were recorded 5,29% (367.471) Blank votes and 11,35% of spoiled ballots (788.379). In Rio de Janeiro, They were recorded 5,50% (367.471) Blank votes and 12,76 % spoiled ballots (473.324). The two cities have the two largest constituencies in the country.

Source: Agency Brazil

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