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Youth top new electors on May 31 voters' list

Thursday, June 09, 2016

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Electoral Commission of Jamaica is reporting that 74 per cent of the newly registered electors on the May 31, 2016 voters’ list are between the ages of 18 and 24 years, the
The list was published with a total of 26,259 new names, of which 19,415 were in the under 25 category.
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica said in a news release Thursday that a 14,989 of the 19, 415 new youth electors are in the 18 and 19 age group.
The statistics also show that people between 25 and 65 years amounted to 5,955, while 889 people over 65 were added, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica added.
Compared to the November 30, 2015 voters’ list, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica said the trend remains the same with youth being the largest group of new electors.
The Westmoreland Central constituency recorded the most additions across all ranges with 709 new electors. This brings the number of eligible voters in this constituency to 42, 533, making it the constituency with the highest number of electors.
A total of 12,821 females and 13,438 males were added to the list, which now stands at 1,849,012.