This Friday, the National Electoral Council (CNE), as part of the continuity of the electoral schedule for the Parliamentary Elections of December 6 and in the presence of representatives of more than 30 political organizations with national and regional scope, developed the installation of the first audit to the Electoral Registry.
“An Electoral Registry that will serve as data and will be purified to determine the voters for the electoral process of the coming December 6 in which we will be electing the deputies to the National Assembly,” indicated the president of the electoral body, Indira Alfonzo Izaguirre.
She highlighted the importance of this audit to strengthen the chain of trust and detailed that it is part of the 15 audits planned before, during and after the vote.
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She recalled that the Electoral Registry may be challenged until August 23 to correct any irregularity.
This audit of the Electoral Registry is established in articles 156 and 160 of the Organic Law of Electoral Processes (LOPRE).
Automated nomination system
Referring to the automated system of nominations that began on August 10, Alfonzo recalled that organizations with national political purposes carry out this process at the headquarters of the electoral body, while the 24 Regional Electoral Offices also receive the nominations of candidates.
“We are in tune with a dynamic, committed schedule, respecting all biosanitary controls that allow us to protect our civil servants. For us, biosecurity is a constant. Not only do we have a Strategic Biosafety Plan, but our workers have made it their own and also the users of our services have understood it,” added the President of the electoral body.
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She highlighted that this electoral process has an historical, political, legal and socially important content and is mainstreamed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Invitation agendas for international accompaniment
The president of the electoral body recalled that this week there was a meeting with the Chancellery of the Republic to review the agenda of invitations for international accompaniment in the electoral process.
“It is about an international accompaniment that is pre-electoral, electoral and post-electoral,” Alfonzo specified while recalling that this accompaniment has been present in each election.
Alfonzo reported that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have evaluated the experience of more than dozens of electoral events in the world and their own reflections on how to rely on technologies to interact with international companions.
“The Venezuelan Electoral System is automated and that automation has no barriers, nor a territorial space. We could perfectly be linked with the world through technological tools that allow us to observe how the behavior of the system is auditable and reliable”, she indicated.
The head of the CNE made a call to the different sectors of national life, especially the churches, higher education, to exchange information to guarantee the exercise of the right to vote.
Special Norms for native peoples are made as established in the Constitution
The president of the CNE also reported that in the afternoon of this Friday there will be a discussion on the election of representatives of native peoples. “Special norms for native peoples are made with what the Constitution establishes, respecting their uses and customs,” she emphasized.
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