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  • The Registrars of Voters Office registered 5,978 new voters in 2016.
  • There are currently 35,092 registered voters in the City of Bristol.
  • There are 9 Precincts in Bristol and 3 Council Districts.
  • For the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election 26,769 people voted.
  • The next Election will be held on November 7, 2017.    
  • The first woman to vote was Lydia Chapin Taft in 1756, New Jersey. At the time, the only individuals allowed to vote were free male property owners. Out of respect for her deceased husband who was a large contributor to the town, she was allowed to vote as his proxy, thereby giving her the distinction of being the first woman to vote in this country.
  • New Jersey gave all "inhabitants" the right to vote in their 1776 state Constitution, then rescinded this right in 1807.
  • The first woman to vote under the 19th Amendment was in St. Paul, MN.



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  • The candidate with the highest popular vote was Ronald Reagan in 1984 with 54,455,075 votes.
  • Norman Thomas has run for President the most number of times without ever being elected.
  • The first official Presidential election in the United States took place in 1789.
  • The oldest President elected was Ronald Reagan at age 69, while the youngest was John F. Kennedy at age 43.
  • The Voting Rights act of 1965, enforced the 15th Amendment that prohibited racial discrimination.
  • November was chosen as Election month because it was a convenient time for farmers, when most of the crops were already harvested.
  • The Tuesday after the first Monday was chosen to prevent an Election from ever falling on the first day of the month.
  • Both Sweden and Australia get more than 96 percent of their citizens to the polls.
  • Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and New Zealand facilitate voting with a simple, low-cost innovation: they hold Elections on weekends or holidays.
  • In 2007, Estonia held the world's first general Internet Election.
  • These countries still maintain absolute monarchy and do not have elections: Brunei, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Swaziland.
  • In Africa, some voters have to walk up to 3 miles to cast their vote.


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