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Mar 3, 2015

Final Preparations for Elections 2015: Elections & Boundaries Tie Up Loose Ends

Josephine Tamai

Voters across the country, in all nine municipalities, will take to the polls in their respective cities and towns on Wednesday, to cast ballots for their party or candidates of choice.  While a number of the sixty-seven available seats for local government will be hotly contested in some places, it is predicted that both major parties will win big in other municipalities, including Belize City and Orange Walk Town.  Up to late this evening, the Elections and Boundaries Department was busy finalizing preparations for the national exercise.  When we spoke with Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai earlier today, she analyzed each city and town numerically, based on the total of registered voters.  Of interest is that by and large there are at least one thousand, five hundred and sixty more women registered to vote than men.

 

Josephine Tamai, Chief Elections Officer

“The total number of registered voters for the entire country of Belize, in terms of municipality, is one hundred and five thousand, six hundred and thirty-four registered voters.  As well, to give you a break down in terms of that number we have for Belize City which is the largest municipality, that has a total of forty-two thousand, five hundred and forty voters.  The second highest is San Ignacio/Santa Elena which is twelve thousand, six hundred and seventy-six registered persons.  Orange Walk Town is the next highest, eleven thousand, seven hundred and seventy-seven.  We have Belmopan which is nine thousand and fifty-seven.  Corozal Town, eight thousand, two hundred and twenty-one.  For San Pedro it’s seven thousand, five hundred and eighty-eight registered persons.  For Dangriga it’s five thousand, five hundred and ninety-nine.  Benque Viejo del Carmen, four thousand, five hundred and seventy-five and for Punta Gorda which is the smallest is three thousand, six hundred and one.  And that gives you the total of one hundred and five thousand, six hundred and thirty-four registered persons.  In terms of the statistics, for municipality we actually have more females registered than males, not much more.  Females is fifty-three thousand, five hundred and ninety-seven and for males it’s fifty-two thousand and thirty-seven.  So, like I mentioned, all these persons are registered persons who are eligible to vote in the municipal elections for tomorrow, March fourth.”

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