CNE Extends the Register/Update Deadline to Wednesday – Parliamentary Elections

The president of the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE), Indira Alfonzo Izaguirre, announced the extension of the Special Electoral Registration Day for 72 hours, until Wednesday, July 29 at 12:00 midnight. The announcement was made this Sunday, after the formal closure of the Special Electoral Registration Day called from July 13 to the 26th.

She reported that the decision was considered based on the radical quarantine rules in force in some regions of the country as a preventive measure amidst Covid-19.

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She stressed that the participation of the electorate “has been exemplary and constant” and she also reiterated that they have had biosanitary protocols that allow democratic exercise in the midst of the fight against Covid-19.

Alfonzo recalled that the activity is part of the Schedule and is carried out for those first time voters and those who wish to update their data (address).

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In this sense, the electorate will be able to comply with the formalities to participate in the parliamentary elections of December 6, where they will elect deputies to the National Assembly for the period 2021 – 2026.

“We are all going to communicate to the country that the Special Day of Electoral Registration will not close today, but that it extends until next Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 12:00 midnight. Come, all of you, because it is time to choose!” she stressed.

Featured image: Venezuelans updating and registering in the electoral registry. Photo courtesy of AVN.

(Alba Ciudad)

Translation: OT/JRE/EF