Bolivia's electoral body takes steps to guarantee voting process abroad before October vote

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-07 09:35:09|Editor: huaxia

LA PAZ, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) on Sunday announced measures to guarantee the voting process for Bolivians living in 30 countries with diplomatic ties with the country, ahead of the Oct. 18 presidential elections.

President of the TSE, Salvador Romero, told journalists that in compliance with the constitutional law, Bolivians living abroad can vote in the elections.

"The registration of new voters was carried out through permanent registration in the five countries where the TSE has this scheme: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain and the United States," said Romero.

"In the other countries, we are working with the electoral roll of people who registered in 2019," Romero said.

According to Romero, a comprehensive "cleanup" of the biometric electoral roll was carried out, which includes voter registrations both within the country and abroad.

"In countries where there are a large number of registrants, voting cannot take place in embassies or consulates, so the support of the hosts is needed to provide venues or schools to set up voting tables," he said.

Romero said precautionary safety measures have also been taken to protect those voting abroad, given the COVID-19 pandemic. Enditem