Turnout drops as half of registered electorate voted
Estimates from what could be said to be preliminary results indicate that the voter turnout in the secondary election dropped from the announced 90 per cent.
In June 2018, after revising the figure the EBC announced that 548 926 people had registered to vote.
It was earlier said 600 000 people in the kingdom were eligible to register. This meant, according to EBC figures, that 90.7 per cent of eligible people had done so.
According to the preliminary results estimates, out of the 548 926 people that are said to have registered a total of 330 785 participated in the secondary elections, this is equivalent to 60 per cent.
In the number of registered voters by region, Manzini leads with 175 280 followed by Hhohho with 148 249 sitting at third position is Shiselweni with 115 290 while Lubombo had the least registered votes at 110 107.
Similarly, with the number of voters in the secondary elections Lubombo region had the lowest voters sitting at 67 149 which is equivalent to 45 per cent while the Shiselweni region had 73 290 which equates to 57 per cent while both Hhohho and Lubombo had 61 per cent of the registered voters.
Manzini recorded 100 167 while Hhohho had 90 179.