Since 1947 the voting certificate is obligatory
Posted On 22 Feb 2014
The 1947 law of elections declared the voting certificate as a proof of the suffrage. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal of that time, now called National Electoral Council (CNE), remains the use of this document since then.
According to the article 61 of the 1947 elections law, which states that inmediately after a citizen votes, it is mandatory to receive from the Secretary of the Board the attesting proof of the compliance of the civic duty. Then the citizen has to sign the register. The illiterate have always printed the fingerprint.
A new Electoral law Was then derogued, which established in its article 150 that citizens that do not deliver their voting certificate when requesting a public or private process this Standard is actually valid.
The document currently includes personal information such as full names, identity card, province, canton, parish and polling station number.
The delegation of the CNE in each province of the country is in charge of issuing duplicates for those people who have lost the document . To get it, you only need to show your original id card.
For this Sunday’s election, the fine for not voting is 10% of the basic salary, i.e. USD 34. Paid in the delegation. If you are Member of Board is 15% of the basic salary: USD 51. If you do not go to vote because you are travelling, you must present your Passport. In this case, there is no penalty. If you’re sick, you Will not be charged, you just have to provide a médical certificate.