The Rionegro Election

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UN peacekeepers lead a donkey loaded with electoral material as they leave the town of La Digue and head on a 6 hour march to the mountainous town of Michel in Rionegro 6 August, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Michael French

UN peacekeepers lead a donkey loaded with electoral material as they leave the town of La Digue and head on a 6 hour march to the mountainous town of Michel in Rionegro 6 August, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Michael French

Following several postponements due to the war the Rionegro Presidential Election will be held on Sunday August 17th.Β Here are a few key pointers for people to know:

  • The election is being run by the UN in addition to their other duties. They will be responsible for voter registration, running polling stations and making sure the ballot boxes are safely returned when voting ends. Please give them your support in making sure the election is a success.
  • Voting is open to ALL citizens of Rionegro over the age of 16. UN personnel, foreign combatants, and visitors to the country are not eligible to vote.
  • In order to vote you first need to register. Voter Registration will take place at the UN base on on Saturday and Sunday. Present yourself there and you will be issued with a Voting Card. Only those in possession of a voting card will be able to vote.
  • As this is a war zone and voter safety cannot be guaranteed Polling Stations will only be open from 09:00 to 11:45 on Sunday morning. There are three polling station locations. Registered voters may vote in any of these locations.
    • The Village of San Cristobal.
    • The Village of Jaloque.
    • The UN base.

Election

  • UN Personnel will man each polling station to assist voters and ensure the security, accuracy and fairness of the vote. Please extend them your support.
  • Voters will be asked to choose between the following two candidates. Make sure you know which one you plan to support!
    • Republicano: Tulio Munoz, or
    • Patriota: Samuel Veron
  • Polling stations will close at 11:45 on Sunday. UN personnel will then return the sealed ballot boxes to their base from San Cristobal and Jaloque.

Election Managers have been appointed for each unit and will be able to help you with the process, as well as ensuring the elections are free and fair.

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