In Ecuador, the day of Voting at Home started
This Friday, February 3, 2023, Vote at Home takes place. This modality is carried out prior to the elections on Sunday, February 5, where sectional authorities, members of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS) and Citizen Consultation will be elected.
Diana Atamaint, president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), stressed that the vote of priority attention population groups is guaranteed. For this, 187 Mobile Vote Receiving Boards (JRVM) have been implemented for the suffrage of 711 beneficiaries.
Atamaint also highlighted the accompaniment and support of the Armed Forces and the National Police in the Home Vote; as well as work with entities and groups of people with disabilities, such as the National Council for the Equality of Disabilities (Conadis), the National Federation of Ecuadorians with Physical Disabilities (Fenedif) and Fedotaxis.
In this framework, the counselor José Cabrera pointed out that with the Vote at home, the aim is to bring democracy closer to each one of the Ecuadorians, with emphasis on people with disabilities. “For today’s voting day, 110 routes have been designated to serve the 711 beneficiaries.”
Around 07:40, the members of the polling stations arrived at the first house in the Cotocollao sector, in the north of Quito. In that space was Edmundo Merizalde, a citizen with a physical disability. The members of the JRVM reviewed their documents, delivered the ballots so that they fulfill their right to vote.
When the citizen complies with his vote, the ballots are stored in plastic covers and placed in boxes. He finally signed the electoral roll and they gave him his voting certificate.
The scrutiny will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023.