A TOTAL of 711.526 people in the Balearic Islands are registered to vote in the municipal and regional elections on May 22, according to Institutional Relations general manager Santiago Florit. Of these 35,960 are able to vote for the first time in the regional elections.
This is 1.6 per cent more than in 2007, when there were just 699.947 people registered to vote.
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In Mallorca there are 560,797 voters, in Menorca 64,139, in Ibiza 81,035, and in Formentera 5,855. The increase in voter numbers has meant that the number of poling stations has also increased, from the 1,091 in 2007 to 1,136. Specifically, there are 401 in Palma and 502 in the rest of Mallorca, 91 in Menorca, 134 in Ibiza and eight in Formentera.
Florit also pointed out that there nearly double the number of candidates for political parties were submitted to Parliament; from eleven to 20 in Mallorca and from six to eleven in Menorca.