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About 189 Offices Operate in Cuba to Inform Voters
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina).  As part of the preparatory process being currently carried out in Cuba in face of the constitutional referendum, the citizens can receive information at any of the 189 procedure offices of the Identification, Immigration and Foreign Affairs Direction.

In these entities, belonging to the Ministry of the Interior, citizens will know details related to their location in the electoral registration, act prior to the February 24 referendum on Cuba's new Constitution.

Colonel Mario Mendez, Chief of Identification, Immigration and Foreign Affairs Direction, explained that drawing up the list of voters is a great challenge for the institution.

Cuba has an electoral register with its own characteristics and the State accepts responsibility and guarantees that all citizens over 16 years of age can have the right to vote, he noted.

Our mission is that no Cuban eligible to vote is outside the list, the colonel said.

The electoral registration has the required quality because it works with seriousness, discipline, transparency and total adherence to the law, the official stressed.

Its strength lies in the technology used to protect it from vulnerabilities and the protection of data is guaranteed, he noted.

He stressed that the electoral registration has a mobilizing capacity, in fact, the list of voters will be for public viewing between January 16-17.

More than eight million Cubans are called to ratify on February 24 the new Constitution of the Republic approved on December 22 by the People's Power National Assembly.

The Constitution ratifies Cuba's socialist nature and the leading role of the Communist Party in its society.

It also reflects changes in the structure of the State, extends guarantees and human rights, promotes foreign investment, and recognizes several forms of property, including private property. (PL Service)


 
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