Posted On 12 Sep 2016
The quick count enlisted by the Citizen Participation Corporation for elections next February will face some challenges in a difficult political moment, anticipated Ruth Hidalgo, executive director of the agency.
Therefore, in the first workshop for the training of volunteers, held last weekend in Guayaquil, she said that we must be ready. “Due to the politically tense situation, we do not know how we will be received (in the polling stations),” she stated.
It is also necessary to be trained in the legal rules to avoid committing a violation. “Let us not forget that we have a Communications Law.
This forces the overseer, the day of the elections, to be very careful with what is said and what is not,” Hildalgo added.
In this, the eighth electoral observation that will be made by the Citizen Participation Council, there will be an additional ingredient, they hope will not interfere with their work: the National Electoral Council (CNE) will also make a quick count. However, the CNE has committed to deliver all the guarantees to the Citizen Participation Council. They are now seeking that such verbal commitment is translated into an inter-institutional cooperation.