Yesterday in the Quito Exhibition Center continued the signature verification process of affiliations and accessions of political parties and movements, despite the computer system failures.
The members of the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) admitted the existence of problems and expressed their dissatisfaction with Controles, company responsible of the computer system for verifying signatures.
The first sign of inefficiency in the system occurred after the first verification of 7,318 signatures from the ARE local movement of Loja, whose review should have lasted an hour at the most, but was extended for 15 hours.
The vice president of the CNE, Paul Salazar, demanded Controles to increase equipment, servers, and streamline the verification process to advance with all political organizations.
The deadline set by the CNE for political organizations to submit more signatures for enrollment or re-enrollment to the elections of 2013, will be on September 24. (MZ)