How to vote for a coalition and in which cases is a vote annulled? – The Sun of Mexico

The 2024 electoral elections are exactly one month away from happening, on June 2nd, millions of Mexicans will attend the polling stations of the National Electoral Institute (INE) to elect their representatives.

In these elections a total of 20 thousand will be elected political charges state and federal offices, including the presidency of the Republic, 128 senatorial offices, 500 deputations, eight governorships in the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatán, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos, Puebla and Mexico City.

The governments of the 16 mayors of Mexico City will also be renewed, as well as all the local congresses of 31 states, with the exception of Coahuila.

How to vote for a coalition?

On election day, the ballot will have the parties that make up each coalition printed, which may cause some confusion for citizens when voting.

However, there is no need to worry, because the way you can choose your candidate is by crossing out one or two boxes of the parties that represent your candidate in question. Other recommendations from the INE are:

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  • Mark the party logo without leaving the box
  • Make the intention of your vote clear
  • If you vote for an independent candidate, put their name in the appropriate box
  • If your intention is to vote for a citizen who is not on the ballot, you must write their name in a designated space on the ballot, which will be located at the bottom

When is a vote annulled?

He National Electoral Institute (INE) You can cancel a vote as long as the voter does not clearly show his choice for any of the candidates, so it is recommended that at the time of voting you have precise knowledge of which political parties belong to a coalition. . The reasons that could annul a vote are the following:

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  • If the ballot has various phrases that do not demonstrate the intention of the vote
  • When the ballot is completely crossed out
  • If the ballot is left blank, without selecting any party or candidate
  • When matches of different coalitions or different candidates running for the same position

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