Elections Over

@tallawah (8594)
Kingston, Jamaica
February 26, 2016 7:14pm CST
There was a time that an 80% turn out was expected. There was a time when a candidate, running in a 'garrison' would get 22,789 votes and the loser would get 213. Today, many 'winners' obtained 6,000 votes to the losers 4,000. Considering that each Constituency has upwards of 25k registered voters, what happened? Estimates put the turn out at (at the best) at 47%. That means most registered voters, (as opposed to those who never registered) did not vote. As of writing the JLP has 33 seats, the PNP has 30 seats, and has lost power. Things are still rather calm.
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@mammots (3279)
• Philippines
27 Feb 16
Almost half of the population did not go out to vote. I wonder what could have caused them not to exercise their right to vote? I hope your situation there will remain calm.
@tallawah (8594)
• Kingston, Jamaica
27 Feb 16
many people were discouraged, some thought their party would win so didn't need their vote, some were just indifferent. With the 30/33 split and such a low turn out, the government does not represent the people, so this is going to be interesting.
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@mammots (3279)
• Philippines
27 Feb 16
@tallawah Its not a good sign when people do not care anymore to go out to vote for their favorite candidates.
@tallawah (8594)
• Kingston, Jamaica
27 Feb 16
@mammots esp here where party connection is what ethnicity is elsewhere. Politics were very serious in Jamaica.
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