More than 12,000 Costa Ricans are registered to vote from abroad
A report issued on Monday by the Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) indicates that the list of all Costa Ricans registered to vote in upcoming Feb. 2 elections increased by 212,104 people, or by 7.4 percent, compared with the previous election in 2010.
The TSE has closed voter registration, including for 12,654 Costa Ricans living abroad who are allowed to vote in the upcoming presidential election cycle.
The countries with the largest number of registered Tico voters are the United States with 8,316, Canada with 484, Mexico with 418, and Spain with 368.
Feb. 2 elections will determine a new president, two vice presidents, lawmakers and municipal officials.
However, Costa Ricans voting abroad will be allowed to choose only a new president and vice presidents, according to the country’s legislation.
In 2010, the number of registered Costa Rican voters was 2.8 million. The TSE’s latest report noted that a total of 3 million Costa Ricans will be eligible to vote in February.
The number of total registered voters is nearly balanced between men and women, with 6,583 more women registered this year than men.
The list of voters includes nearly 50,000 naturalized Costa Ricans, the TSE reported.
You may be interested
Nicaragua defends arrests of opposition ‘usurpers’AFP - June 15, 2021
Nicaragua's government on Monday defended the arrests of 13 opposition figures, including four presidential hopefuls, claiming they are "usurpers" funded…
Orange Alert issued for Osa Peninsula due to rainAlejandro Zúñiga - June 14, 2021
The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Monday extended Yellow Alerts for much of Costa Rica and issued an Orange Alert…
Anti-corruption operation results in arrests, raids at Casa PresidencialAFP and The Tico Times - June 14, 2021
Costa Rican authorities on Monday raided the Presidential House and various state agencies, and they detained at least two owners…