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Why is it important to bring your voting papers?

Why is it important to bring your voting papers?
Why is it important to bring your voting papers?

The Electoral Court recommended going to the voting centers with the desired list or lists given the large volume of slogans that will be in these non-mandatory elections.

The internal elections in Uruguay They have the fundamental role of being the space in which the unique candidates of each party who will compete for the presidency in October are chosen. But other positions will also be elected on Sunday, so two voting sheets will have to be included in each envelope, choosing from the hundreds of lists that will be in each secret room. For this reason, the Electoral Court recommended that each person bring their own voting sheets.

In the 7,105 voting circuits enabled for voting on Sunday, and in each of the secret rooms in them, the voting sheets will be covering every available space. This is not a total exaggeration: for example, in Montevideo More than 500 lists were submitted, cannelloni there will be 573 and Maldonado will choose from 286 slogans.

This is because, in addition to voting for the sole candidate of a party in October, candidates, both incumbents and substitutes, are also elected to form part of the National Deliberative Body —which will be included in the list of presidential candidates—; and candidates, both incumbents and substitutes, to be part of the Departmental Deliberative Body.

The recommendation of the Electoral Court

Due to the large number of lists that will be on Sunday in each of the secret rooms, the Electoral Court recommended that voters go to the voting centers with the preference sheet.

In many of the departments there will be a record of slogans, so the institutional body warned that it is likely that in the secret rooms it will not be possible or it will be very difficult to find the desired voting sheet.

There are more than 3,500 lists across the country, which makes the scrutiny also very complex.

What to do if there are missing ballot papers in the secret room?

According to the procedures manual of the Electoral Court, The availability of voting sheets in the secret rooms will be the responsibility of the political parties and their delegates are responsible for supplying the more than 7,000 circuits during voting day.

However, the authorities specified that “in the event that the voter does not find the sheet or sheets of his preference, he may to withdraw without voting and come back at another time.” You can check your voting location here.

On the other hand, they recalled that the vote will be secret but not obligatory on this occasion, so records of voting will not be issued, as will be done in the elections 2024, in October.

Source: Ambito

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