Turnout drops as half of reg­is­tered elec­torate voted

Sunday Observer - - NEWS -

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.

Reg­is­tered

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.

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