Requirement risks nationwide voting observation, Citizen group warns
Santo Domingo. – The civic movement Citizen Participation (PC) on Thursday said the Central Electoral Board’s accreditation requirement for electoral observes to register their biometric data in the Municipal Boards where they’ll work, is an obstacle.
PC coordinator Francisco Alvarez said the measure is another hurdle of their work as electoral observers, which he said would prevent their participation in the process.
He said the decision would force PC’s 3,800 observers would have to go personally to pick up their accreditation. “To mobilize 3,800 people toward 32 municipal boards is a complicated and expensive process of which the JCE is perfectly aware of, and most of our observers are people of low income, many of them from distant communities.”