Presidential elections abroad: the first polling station opened / Akhbar Al-Youm

During the observation table installation event, the polling station in Auckland, the first to be opened, was connected by videoconference.

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The first outdoor polling station, in Auckland, New Zealand, opened on Sunday (Monday in New Zealand, due to the time difference). With this and the installation of an observation table for the electoral process abroad in Bogota, the official start of the vote outside Colombia to elect the President and Vice President for the next four years.

In Auckland, the State Department reported that Consul Giuliana Pongelope “provided a piece of calm by a completely normal start to the day. He also stated that 1,179 Colombians are eligible to vote in this position and 223 others are in Wellington.”

According to Deputy Secretary of State, Francisco Echeveri, the observation table “will operate for a week, 24 hours a day, to support and address concerns and any situation that arises in voting abroad.”

On his part, the National Registrar of Civil Status, Alexandre Vega, informed the citizens and the national government that we have succeeded in delivering all electoral tools to all consulates abroad, and the possibility of exercising 100% voting for ‘our citizens abroad’ has been guaranteed.

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The official called on Colombians to approach the consulates to vote freely and spontaneously.

To check their polling station, Colombians living abroad can access the InfoVotantes web app or download the mobile version for free on Google Play or the App Store.

The Deputy Minister for Political Relations of the Ministry of the Interior, Maria Paula Suárez, made a call so that those with complaints or reports could do so through the Uriel platform.

In total, there are 972,764 citizens abroad who will be able, from June 13 to 19, depending on their time zone (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), to communicate with consulates to exercise their right to vote.

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