Today, the National Electoral Council (CNE) called citizens through the press, to choose prefects, mayors, vice-prefects, urban and rural councillors, and parish board members, and tonight they will do it again but this time through a broadcast on national radio and television, using the spaces provided by the Government.
On February 23, 2014, 11′ 601.835 ecuadorians will go to the polls to vote, and to carry out this process the CNE will implement for the first time the division by constituencies in 13 cities, however the model only applies to the Urban Councillors vote.
Guayaquil will be subdivided into three electoral units. Two of them will elect five Councillors each, and the third, four, plus a representative of rural areas.
Quito will be divided into three districts and 15 Urban Councillors; Duran and Santo Domingo, on 2 and 11 Councillors; Machala, Cuenca and Manta 2 districts and 10 Councillors; Loja and Portoviejo, 2 districts and 9 Councillors; Riobamba, Milagro, Quevedo and Esmeraldas with 2 divisions and 8 Councillors.
The Vice President of the CNE, Paul Salazar, stated that the division will improve the representation of minorities, will promote the sense of community of the citizenship and will achieve a constituencies design balanced in terms of population.
“It is a way of enhancing our representative and participative democracy”; policies so that they know how to vote by electoral districts.
Among other projects of the CNE for this process is the electronic voting that will take place in the provinces of Azuay and Santo Domingo.