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CNE published regulations on accreditation of table witnesses

Among the measures, it stands out that the polling station witnesses must be registered in the voting center in which the corresponding polling station is located.

The National Electoral Council (CNE) published resolution number 240620-054 that contemplates the special rules and procedures to extend credentials to electoral witnesses of organizations with political purposes in the presidential election on July 28.

The measure, included in the Electoral Gazette number 1060 dated June 20, establishes in its article 3 that organizations with political purposes or alliances, which nominated candidates for the elections, must submit to the CNE the list of people authorized to present the corresponding witnesses between June 21 and 27.

“Only the designation of one authorized or authorized at the national level and a maximum of three authorized or updated at the regional level will be allowed in each entity of the country, for each of the participating political organizations, who will receive the user to enter the System. of Witness Accreditation (SAT) and carry out the corresponding registration,” reads the text.

Article 4 states that up to 24 witnesses may be accredited nationwide for each alliance or for each organization with political purposes that has run as a candidate in the presidential election. Witnesses may also be accredited before the National Electoral Board and witnesses at the polling station. In accordance with the provisions of article 5, alliances or organizations may designate a main witness and two substitute witnesses before the National Electoral Board and for each table.

Article 7 explains the requirements that witnesses must meet in order to be accredited: “Polling station witnesses must be registered in the voting center in which the corresponding polling station is (located),” it states. Likewise, it indicates that to be a witness you must be a voter, know how to read and write and not be an official of the National Electoral Council, nor a Registration Agent or Data Updater of the Electoral Registry.

Witnesses may not be restricted in the performance of their duties by members of the subordinate electoral bodies of the electoral board, by CNE officials, as well as by military personnel of the Republic Plan, according to article 8.

Article 10 states that for no reason will be allowed, in the same electoral act, more than one witness per organization with political purposes, one witness in the case of an alliance, who must strictly comply with the functions for which they were designated in accordance with the provisions of the Organic Law of Electoral Processes, its General Regulations and current regulations (art. 11).

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