• Categories
  • Archives

122 Million Brazilians to Vote in Mandatory Referendum on Guns

Everything is set in Brazil for Sunday’s (October 23) referendum on sales of firearms and ammunition, when citizens will be asked to cast a yes or no vote in answer to the question: "Should the sale of firearms and ammunition be prohibited in Brazil?"

According to data from the Federal Elections Court, over 122 million voters, including over 59 million men and over 62 million women, are eligible to participate in the referendum. Polling places will open at 8 AM and close at 5 PM on Sunday. Voting is compulsory.

According to the most recent survey conducted by the Ibope institute, the results of which were announced last Friday, October 14, the two sides are statistically tied, with a slight advantage in favor of the "no" votes (49%, as against 45% for those who intend to vote "yes").



  • Show Comments (2)

  • Guest

    Voting is compulsory unfortunatly. We don’t have internet or mail voting, but we do have the most sofistcate eletronic voting method. We knew the results after only 3 hours after the session’s closed.
    We can justify your absence if you are sick or travelling.

  • Guest

    Voting is compulsory? Do they have some kind of internet voting or voting by mail? What if someone is on vacation…or sick…are they fined??? Is that legal in a DEMOCRACY?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


You May Also Like

Brazilians Want More Representativeness at Mercosur Parliament

Brazilian House representative Doctor Rosinha, who is the president of the Mercosur Parliament defends ...

Brazil Gets 5000 Requests for Asylum. Half of Them Are Denied.

The number of refugee status requests to Brazil is increasing and some of the ...

Brazil’s Lula Condemns Again US and EU Subsidies

The participants in Brazil’s South America – Arab Countries Summit have gathered not only for ...

Judge Orders Brazil’s Largest Paper to Remove Old Story from Website

Former minister in Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's government and a Worker's ...

Best-seller books, plays & movies

PLAYS Angels in America – By Tony Kushner, directed by Iacov Hillel. Story based ...

Despite Weak Dollar Brazil Exports Grow 28%

Despite the devaluation of the United States dollar against the Brazilian real, Brazilian exports ...

Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine PLAYS RIO Um Ato para Clarice (An Act for Clarice)—Monologue with ...

Vale Buys for US$ 3.8 Billion Bunge’s Fertilizer Operation in Brazil

Brazil’s mining company Vale and multinational company Bunge announced the signing of an agreement ...

Silicon Valley South

Belo Horizonte entrepreneurs are part of a movement to wean Brazil’s computers from dependence ...

Brazil Tourism Is Up Thanks to Brazilians

Brazil's tourism sector's revenue grew 20% in the first two months of the year ...