17 days remain for the February 17 elections begin in Ecuador and the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) has begun the distribution of ballot boxes abroad for 285.753 Ecuadorian migrants enabled for the optional vote.
The distribution begins in the district of Europe, Asia and Oceania, which has 191,964 voters, then to the constituencies of the United States and Canada (71,854 voters), and Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa (21,935 voters).
The packaging, assembly and integration of electoral kits as well as security measures to prevent tampering, were made by the company Montgar hired by the CNE.
According to Montgar manager, Juan Carlos Puente, all election documents have a security chip, bar code, to verify the entry and exit of foreign material. The three constituencies will elect two Assembly members each, a total of six.
The 285,753 immigrants represent 2.4% of the electoral register which is 11,666,478.