A total of 358,788 Peruvians will cast their vote for the first time in the general elections on April 10, according to the census of voters approved by the National Jury of Elections (JNE). The new voters are composed by youths that just turned over 18 and have obtained their senior ID. They will also have the responsibility to choose new authorities in April.
Most of them have less than 19 years, these senior youths represent a 316,720 of the voters. Meanwhile 5,307 of Peruvian immigrants will also cast their vote in the respective countries of residence such as America and Europe.
The cities that have the biggest number of voters are Lima (106,548), Piura (22,287), La Libertad (21,245), Cajamarca (17,947), Cusco (15,966), and Junin (15,574).
According to the Constitution every citizen of senior age subscribed in the Reniec has the right to vote. The Peruvian electoral law states that civilians are obliged to vote, however, those that are over 70 years can choose to vote.