This was the first presidential election year you were eligible to vote in.
The second reason is that widespread corruption allows thousands of eligible conscripts to receive exemption from service.
In November 2010, he staged airlifts of Italian women to Libya, intending to pair them off with eligible Libyan bachelors.
early 15c., "fit or proper to be chosen," from Middle French eligible "fit to be chosen" (14c.), from Late Latin eligibilis "that may be chosen," from Latin eligere "choose" (see election). Related: Eligibly.