Health of the Election Voters Register

Introduction

The following is an analysis of data extracted during an audit conducted on the Lesotho voter register. Asof Feb 10th 2015 the voter registration database had a total of 1,210,079 ACTIVEvoters. Basing on data published by the Lesotho Bureau of Statistics and assuming 100% registration of all eligible persons register – the voter’s register is supposed to have a maximum of1,102,986 persons.

Polling Centres

There are 1,562 voting centers and here is how they are distributed across

We have a total of 2,794 voting stations.

Age group Analysis

The age breakdown of registered voters is depicted in Table 1

Table 1

Age Group Male Female Total
18-19 15,770 19,449 35,219
20-24 80,816 90,115 170,931
25-29 87,261 100,560 187,821
30-34 88,038 101,412 189,450
35-39 67,593 80,757 148,350
40-44 44,326 53,984 98,310
45-49 33,127 43,827 76,954
50-54 28,235 39,709 67,944
55-59 23,584 35,085 58,669
60-64 20,962 28,738 49,700
65-69 15,489 22,783 38,272
70-74 12,020 19,133 31,153
75-79 8,029 15,695 23,724
80+ 8,836 22,968 31,804
Unknown 877 901 1,778
Grand Total 534,963 675,116 1,210,079

The age group analysis from the projected 2015 expected population from the Lesotho Bureau of Statistics is as shown in Table 2

Table 2

Age Group Male Female Total
18-19 41,899 41,577 83,476
20-24 103,503 103,861 207,364
25-29 93,772 98,990 192,762
30-34 73,313 80,728 154,041
35-39 50,653 56,689 107,342
40-44 32,930 38,961 71,891
45-49 23,229 31,345 54,574
50-54 19,951 28,901 48,852
55-59 18,492 26,666 45,158
60-64 16,441 23,317 39,758
65-69 13,107 18,550 31,657
70-74 9,713 14,609 24,322
75-79 8,007 14,420 22,427
80+ 5,751 13,611 19,362
Unknown 0 0 0
Grand Total 510,761 592,225 1,102,986

Table 3represents the analysis when both registered voters (M/F) and projected population (M/F) are laid next to each other. The figures in Red in the table show over representation and black represents under representation.

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