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57,000 Voting Rights Revoked in Rio

Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian law requires that all citizens from the age of 18 – 70 are required to vote in the presidential elections held every 4 years. This has lead to a voter turn out averaging 85%, as opposed to 57% in the US and 59% in the UK.

Those Brazilian’s who do not comply and participate in the process are subject to having their Titulo de Eleitoral (voting card) canceled. Data released by the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (Superior Electoral Court) on May 6, 2009, revealed that 57,000 Cariocas have . . .

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