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Who are the voters who will choose Brazil’s next president?

. Aug 02, 2018
brazil 2018 election president lula bolsonaro voters Brazil has 147 million registered voters
brazil 2018 election president lula bolsonaro voters

Brazil has 147 million registered voters

On October 7, Brazil will hold its first election since Operation Car Wash ravaged the political landscape. Four years ago, the probe was still in its first months and hadn’t yet reached its status as the  “biggest anti-corruption investigation in Brazilian history.” The scandal that tarnished virtually every single major political party will now have an effect on the election – whether it is in the rise of fringe candidates such as far-right Jair Bolsonaro, or in the lack of interest by young voters.

Citizens between 18 and 70 years old, regardless if they’re living abroad, are required by law to vote (or else present a justification to the Electoral Justice System for absence). Failing to do so has serious consequences, as people could be prevented from obtaining passports, taking out loans from public banks, or even enrolling in a public educational institution.

But even obligated by law, Brazilians are by no means keen to vote. Trust in public institutions is at an all-time low. Almost half of voters have no idea who they will vote for in two months – a rate higher than ever before. As a reflection, polling institutes predict that up to 70 million might choose not to show up to the polls on election day.

Many youngsters between 16 and 18, when voting is allowed but not mandatory, have chosen not to register to take part in the election. The number of teen voters has decreased from 1.6 million to 1.4 million, representing 1 percent of the total.

Breaking down Brazil’s voters
</h2> <p>According to the Superior Electoral Court, 147 million Brazilians are eligible to vote.</p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-6653" src="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-oHacm-1024x239.png" alt="brazil 2018 election president lula bolsonaro voters" width="1024" height="239" srcset="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-oHacm-1024x239.png 1024w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-oHacm-300x70.png 300w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-oHacm-768x179.png 768w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-oHacm-610x142.png 610w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-oHacm.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-6652" src="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-ADM8F-1024x517.png" alt="brazil 2018 election president lula bolsonaro voters" width="1024" height="517" srcset="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-ADM8F-1024x517.png 1024w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-ADM8F-300x152.png 300w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-ADM8F-768x388.png 768w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-ADM8F-610x308.png 610w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-ADM8F.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></p> <hr class="" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-6651" src="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-yULig-1024x683.png" alt="brazil 2018 election president lula bolsonaro voters" width="1024" height="683" srcset="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-yULig-1024x683.png 1024w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-yULig-300x200.png 300w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-yULig-768x512.png 768w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-yULig-610x407.png 610w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-yULig.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-6650" src="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-Uc8v9-1024x362.png" alt="brazil 2018 election president lula bolsonaro voters" width="1024" height="362" srcset="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-Uc8v9-1024x362.png 1024w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-Uc8v9-300x106.png 300w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-Uc8v9-768x271.png 768w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-Uc8v9-610x216.png 610w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-Uc8v9.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-6662" src="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-XDSU0-1-759x1024.png" alt="brazil 2018 election president lula bolsonaro voters" width="759" height="1024" srcset="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-XDSU0-1-759x1024.png 759w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-XDSU0-1-222x300.png 222w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-XDSU0-1-768x1036.png 768w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-XDSU0-1-610x823.png 610w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-XDSU0-1.png 1096w" sizes="(max-width: 759px) 100vw, 759px" /></p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-6654" src="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-xIrS8-679x1024.png" alt="brazil 2018 election president lula bolsonaro voters" width="679" height="1024" srcset="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-xIrS8-679x1024.png 679w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-xIrS8-199x300.png 199w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-xIrS8-768x1158.png 768w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-xIrS8-610x920.png 610w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-xIrS8.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 679px) 100vw, 679px" /></p> <hr /> <h2>Women, the decisive demographic</h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 2018 election will be the most </span><a href="https://brazilian.report/power/2018/01/24/lula-convicted-democracy-brazil/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">uncertain</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in Brazilian democratic history. There is one roadmap to success, however: win over the feminine vote. Women make up 52 percent of the electorate &#8211; and 80 percent of them still haven&#8217;t chosen a candidate, the largest rate ever this close to election day (at this point in 2006, 49 percent remained undecided). </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Campaigns, however, have yet to properly </span><a href="https://veja.abril.com.br/politica/numero-de-eleitores-homens-de-bolsonaro-e-o-triplo-do-de-mulheres/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">address</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> women&#8217;s needs. While most female voters say their top priority when deciding their vote for president is healthcare, campaigns want to win over their vote by promising more female representation in government.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&#8220;Healthcare issues, especially for poorer families, can generate deaths in the family. That marks someone way more than being mugged or losing his or her job,&#8221; says Mauro Paulino, director of polling institute </span><a href="http://datafolha.folha.uol.com.br/eleicoes/2018/06/1971537-sem-lula-bolsonaro-so-e-superado-por-brancos-e-nulos.shtml"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Datafolha</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Polling institutes show that women have a powerful influence over the vote of other social groups. Today, 29 million households are headed by a woman.</span></p> <hr /> <p><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-6655" src="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-UILtu-1-1024x747.png" alt="brazil 2018 election president lula bolsonaro voters" width="1024" height="747" srcset="https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-UILtu-1-1024x747.png 1024w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-UILtu-1-300x219.png 300w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-UILtu-1-768x561.png 768w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-UILtu-1-610x445.png 610w, https://brazilian.report/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/export-UILtu-1.png 1096w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></p> <p>

 
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