980,000 citizens have right to vote in parliament elections

According to the population register as on Nov. 1 there were 979,910 citizens with a right to vote in Estonia’s 2015 parliamentary elections which is about 15,000 people more than the number of people that had voting rights during the 2011 parliamentary elections.

The Interior Ministry forwarded data of the population register to the National Electoral Committee for the division of mandates for the parliamentary elections taking place on March 1, 2015, spokespeople for the ministry said.

The biggest number of citizens with the right to vote live in Tallinn — a total of 264,844 individuals. Of counties, the biggest number of citizens with voting rights are registered in Harju County, 101,291, without taking into account Tallinn residents.

In addition, Estonian citizens living permanently abroad who have the right to vote total 76,488.

During the 2011 parliamentary elections before the division of mandates citizens with the right to vote totalled 964,095, including 49,650 living abroad.

Mandates in Estonian elections are divided in accordance with the number of eligible voters in the district on the first day of the month when the elections were called. The president formally announced the parliamentary election of March 1, 2015 on Wednesday.

Source: BNS / Estonian Review


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