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Elections Commission: Number of newly registered voters drops

By on September 20, 2016

bAllot boxSAN JUAN – The president of the State Elections Commission (CEE by its Spanish initials), Liza García, said Tuesday that according to preliminary data, 176,293 voters registered for the November elections, or 57,000 fewer than in 2012, when 233,497 people registered.

The official explained that the figures are preliminary because, although yesterday was the registration deadline, due to the high, last-minute demand at Permanent Registration Board locations, the CEE agreed to give hundreds of turns to voters 18 years or older who had never voted to register Tuesday.

“The final figures will therefore be provided Thursday or Friday, once all the data are processed,” García said.

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