The election process in Brazil is different than in the United States. Brazil just had an election. Did you know?
- Brazil’s president and vice president are elected as a joint ticket using the two-round system
- The first round of elections is held on the first Sunday of October, which in 2022 was on 2 October
- A candidate who receives more than 50% of the total valid votes in the first round is elected
- The candidate who receives a plurality of votes in the second round is elected to the office
- Voting in Brazil is allowed for all citizens over 16 years old
- There is compulsory voting for literate citizens between 18 and 70 years old except conscripts
- Those who do not vote without a good reason must pay a fine
- Voting in Brazilian elections can only be done in person and only on election day, which is always a Sunday
- It appears that Luiz Lula beat President Bolsonaro to win the recent Brazil election
- Some people are happy and others are not happy with the recent election results
Homeschoolers/Educators/Parents: Sketch/color an illustration. Theme: election. Write and say the word “election” five times so you can learn how to pronounce it and spell it correctly. List five facts about Brazil’s election process. Read/listen to the audiobook story called “The Happy Prince” in Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures (Kindle/Audiobook/Paperback). Write these words in alphabetical order: prince, statue, government, vote, citizen. Finish this sentence: The Happy Prince tried to help his people by… Talk about how the president is elected. (Skills: identify, comprehend, describe, analyze, apply, creativity).