On February 23 of next year, about 11.7 million Ecuadorians will return to the polls to elect around 5,652 officials among mayors, prefects, vice-prefects, councilors and members of parish boards, said the National Electoral Council (CNE) in a session conducted in the Amazon city of Tena.
The agency, headed by Domingo Paredes, approved at a workshop in Manta, the operational plan and the electoral timetable, and next week it will be defined the budget for these elections.
The schedule, effective since yesterday, will conclude on May 14, 2014 with the possession of the new authorities. The call for elections will be held on October 17, 2013and the registration of candidates between October 18 and November 15. Previously, political groups must follow a process of review and approval.
For this election, there will be a new electoral registry of voters divided into passive and active, which are part of the five “emblematic products”, such as the vote at home, transparent voting, voting power, fast counting, electronic voting pilot (to be held in Cuenca) and the active and passive.