Elections2021 highlights: Lowest turnout ever since SAR establishment

  • Voters’ turnout in today’s (Sunday) Legislative Assembly direct election stood at 42% after polls closed, the lowest rate reported since the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region in 1999. A total of 137,281 voters cast their ballot out of 323,907 registered voters, the electoral commission has reported.
  • The Commission Against Corruption is following up on complaints received concerning election-related offenses, commissioner Chan Tsz King said Sunday while voting in the Legislative Assembly elections. Chan noted that, since the beginning of the election, the CCAC has carried out over 8,000 inspections, and is generally pleased that this year there has been, for the time being, a reduced number of registered offenses.
  • CAEAL chief, Judge Tong Hio Fong, attributed the low turnout to the Covid-19 pandemic and the typhoons impacting the region, disregarding any co-relation between the poor participation and the disqualification of 20 candidates before the elections.
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