Electoral process moving forward

All election authorities are attending training sessions April 1 through the 10th, to prepare for the vote scheduled April 19, to elect delegates to Municipal Assemblies of Peoples Power

Beginning yesterday, April 1, through the 19th – when elections will be held to elect delegates to Municipal Assemblies of Peoples Power – on display at voting stations are photos and biographies of candidates who were nominated by their neighbors in a process which ended March 25.

Around the country, 75.46% of voters attended assemblies in which 27,379 candidates were nominated. Of these, 9,815 are women and 5,448 are youth, 35.84% and 19.89%, respectively.

The predominate age group represented is that of candidates 41-50 years of age, with 9,649 candidates (35.24%); followed by 5,340 nominees between the ages of 19 and 35; 2,592 between 36 and 40; and 108 between 16 and 18 years of age.

Reports indicate that the greatest portion of candidates have completed secondary education, while some 735 are employed in non-state sectors of the economy. Almost 60% of current delegates to municipal assemblies were nominated for reelection.

Alina Balseiro, president of the National Electoral Commission, reported in a press conference that 24,646 polling stations have been established, serving approximately 350 voters each. Voter lists were displayed for public verification March 16-17, and are being checked by Constituency Electoral Commissions.

All election authorities are attending training sessions April 1 through the 10th, to prepare for the vote, while the University of Computer Sciences and community computer clubs are assuring the functioning of the digital system which has been activated in municipalities, in preparation for a full test of all procedures April 12.

Author: Arlin Alberty Loforte, Granma

March 31, 2015

 

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