The Electoral Court reported this Thursday (5) that, between January and April, a total of 2,042,817 young people aged between 16 and 18 issued a certificate to be able to participate in the October election. The number represents about 20% of young people in this age group.
According to the Superior Electoral Court, this is a record for this population, compared to the same period of the last two years when there was a presidential election in the country, thus indicating a last-minute rush for the record.
This race takes place amid the worsening political scenario in the country, with attacks by President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) on the electronic voting system and campaigns by celebrities to encourage young people to get their voter registration cards.
The volume of registrations from January to April also does not mean a general adhesion of young people. Further on, the TSE will disclose the number of young people eligible to vote this year compared to previous elections.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon