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INE extends the deadline for Mexicans abroad to register to vote – El Sol de México

The Federal Voter Registry Commission of the National Electoral Institute (INE) approved this day extend five days the period for the Mexicans residing abroad register for vote in person at consulates, through the internet or by postal mail. The modification will still have to be approved by the General Council on February 15.

With the expansion, Mexicans residing abroad will have until February 25 to request registration on the Nominal List Abroad. The previous deadline expired on February 20, however, Mexican migrant communities demanded an extension of the deadline to guarantee a more participation.

The counselor Carla Humphreypresident of the Federal Electoral Registry, highlighted that until now 142,568 Mexicans have registered to vote abroadwhich –he said– shows the interest in participating in the election day and the need for the INE to provide all the facilities.

The extension of the registration period was also approved yesterday in the Temporary Voting Commission of Mexicans Abroad, which is chaired by Counselor Arturo Castillo, at the request of the representatives of political partiesamong them the PAN, which formally requested the extension of registration.

On the other hand, the Commission also approved increase the number of available ballots from 1,000 to 1,500 at the consulates so that Mexicans abroad can cast their vote in person, without having requested to be registered on the Nominal List.

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In the United States, the consulates of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New Brunswick, New York, Oklahoma, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San José, Santa Ana , Seattle and Washington will receive the votes on June 2, while in Canada it will be in Montreal and in Europe in Madrid and Paris.

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