In these presidential elections, so far, there has been uncertainty. In the country, in general, this May 29th, the faith in democracy and elections and institutions, especially the registrar’s office headed by Alexander Vega, is facing a real test. Millions are expected to turn out for the polls.
Many are preparing to go abroad and vote, however, the tables are already closed in many countries. The election process took place between May 23 and 29, 2022 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (local time in each country). Worldwide, Colombians went to 110 polling stations a week (Monday to Saturday) and 216 polling stations in 67 countries this Sunday, with approximately 1,119 tables from Monday to Friday and 2,248 on Sunday.
A measure was also used to ensure the right to vote for those living in Venezuela’s border areas. There are six polling stations with the capacity of 184,421 citizens in the municipalities of Arauca (Inca), Inirida (Quinea), Micao (La Guazira), Cucuta and Villa del Rosario (Norde de Santander). The Electoral Politics Division, according to DIVIPOLE, is organized by the National Citizenship Register, and the electoral capacity abroad is 972,764 Colombians.
Sunday morning voting in New Zealand (Auckland and Wellington) and Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth) ended without a hitch. There were 9,271 Colombians voting. In China 217 people voted, then the probability was 811. In Japan 321. In the Philippines 66. In New Delhi 23.
How to vote in Colombia?
In the country, traditionally, the number of invalid ballots is very high. It is important to know the rules before approaching the election. Eight boxes will appear on the cover with photos of the two presidential candidates and their respective formulas for the vice presidency.However, only six of them continue to race for the House of Narino: Gustavo Pedro, Federico Guterres, Rodolfo Hernandez, Sergio Fazardo, Enrique Gomez and John Milton Rodriguez. However, Ingrid Betancourt and Luis Betancourt will also appear, although their candidatures have already been withdrawn.
In this regard, the ballots appearing with the votes of the National Registrar, Alexander Vega, Bettencourt and Perez, would be considered null votes because both had abandoned their nominations.
“The decision of the Registrar’s Office not to affect the number of polling stations is that if votes are cast for candidate Louis Perez or candidate Ingrid Bettencourt, they are counted and counted, and then the National Council decides, by law, Send it to the zero ballot box. Therefore, I ask for your cooperation, so do not leave the table to find witnesses or arbitrators, you say you have to keep them, no. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people, “said Tariq al-Hashimi, the party’s secretary general.
How exactly is the card marked?
First, it is important to note Any ballot that records the scores of two or more candidates will be considered a null vote.. The same thing happens if the mark goes out of the selected box or if the ballot is completely empty, that is, without selecting any candidate or if the ballot box is empty.
Then the right way is to vote Mark the box with the ‘X’ on the card where the preferred presidential candidate appears. In this sense, the Registry recommends that the candidate’s face box, his vice president’s formula and the symbol of his party or political movement not be left out.
Votes with strikes, symbols or symbols outside the marked boxes will be considered unmarked votes. The basic thing is that the intention of the voter is clear and it is reflected at the time of marking the card. If the voter makes a mistake, he or she can approach the jury and ask for a new one to enter the correct ballot box only.