According to the 2017 Parliamentary Register, there are 44 centenarians 100-years-old or older, registered to vote in Bermuda.
The breakdown on age groups also lists 639 residents between the age of 90 to 99 years of age, with another 2,714 in the 80 to 89-year-old age group and 5,100 voters between the age of 70 to 79-years-old.
That represents a total of 8,497 elders who are eligible to go to the polls on July 18th. But if you add in the 8,100 voters registered in the 60 to 69-year-old age group, there’s roughly 16,597 senior citizens registered to vote next week – give or take a few, considering the official retirement age is 65.
The second largest bloc of voters are in the 50 to 59-year-old age group, where there are 9,472 voters listed. That’s followed by another 7,402 voters between the age of 40 to 49-year-old and 6,629 voters between the age of 30 to 39-years-old.
There’s also 6,572 young voters in the 18 to 29-year-old age group, which includes a host of first-time voters who will be going to the polls next Tuesday to cast their ballots in the 2017 General Election next Tuesday.
In all, there are 46,669 registered voters listed in 2017. That’s 3,017 more than the total of 43,652 registered to vote in the last General Election held in December 2012.