Only those who have legal residency may vote abroad

Hace 4 días.

The norm thus indicates it, as referred this Thursday the rector of the National Electoral Council, Tania D’Amelio, referring to article 124 of the Organic Law of Electoral Processes, in which it is clearly established that legal residence is a basic requirement for exercise the right to vote abroad.

Article 124. Only electors who have a residence or any other regime that denote the legality of permanence outside of Venezuela may vote abroad. Likewise, they will be able to pay abroad, the officials assigned to the embassies, consulates and commercial offices.

Owning the identity card is not enough, even if it is valid. Venezuelans who for one reason or another left the country to live in other territories must demonstrate their legal and permanent residence in that country, said the official during an interview on the “Encendidos” (Turned On) program, by Venezolana de Televisión.

He recalled that the rule that governs this matter is old and it was approved on July 31, 2009 in the plenary of the National Assembly.

The rector took the opportunity to remember that since February 10 was activated abroad a special day of updating and registration in the electoral register, an operation that will run until the 25th of this month, date on which a cut will be made to publish the global figure of electors and electors authorized for the presidential elections of April 22.

Maduro requested reopening of Consulate in Miami

On the reopening of the Venezuelan Consulate in the city of Miami, a measure announced yesterday by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro during the beginning of the judicial year, she recalled that the closure of this consular headquarters responded to a measure by the US Government .

On January 6, 2012, authorities of the State Department of the United States declared persona non grata to the Venezuelan Consul General in Miami, Livia Acosta Noguera, a situation that led to the departure of consular staff and the closing of the diplomatic headquarters in that city.