Police seek clues in first alleged ID voter fraud case
SANTO DOMINGO. – The Central Electoral Board’s (JCE) Military Police is conducting searches in several areas of the city as part of an investigation into 146 people who applied for more than one duplicate of their cedulas just two weeks, by taking advantage of the grace period when the ID is issued at no cost.
JCE president Roberto Rosario called a news conference in which he instructed general Napoleón Terreno and other officials to investigate what led those citizens to request more than one ID.
In the missive, Rosario said the Electoral Law stipulates the action as forgery and an electoral crime, which carries a penalty of up to 3 years in prison and a15,000 peso fine, “ if citizens vote more than once in one same election or that voters, direct or indirectly ask for bribes to cast a vote for any candidate or group of candidates in one election."