This Sunday, October 18, Bolivia will hold its next elections to elect the president, vice president, senators, deputies and supra-state representatives. The new electoral process will take place one year after the 2019 elections that unleashed a serious political and social crisis.
According to the Electoral Regime Law, the candidate must obtain more than 50% of the valid votes cast, or failing that, a minimum of 40% of those votes and a difference of at least 10% over the second most voted candidacy. , to proclaim himself president and vice president.
How and where to vote in the Bolivian elections if I am abroad?
Salvador Romero, president of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Bolivia, said that compatriots residing abroad will be able to exercise their right to vote in the 30 countries where the nation has diplomatic representation.
“For this process, the registration of new voters was carried out with the permanent registration modality, in the five countries where the Supreme Electoral Court has this scheme: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain and the United States,” said Romero. So far, the Foreign Ministry confirmed that a total of 27 countries have ratified, through official notifications, that the elections will be held in their territories.
Bolivians abroad may cast their vote this October 18 in two ways: in advance or by mail. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the authority that will be in charge of processing the organization of early voting. During the early voting period and on the same day of the elections 2020 of Bolivia, residents abroad may request to vote by mail.
How do you know if you are eligible to vote in the Bolivian elections?
To find out if you are entitled to vote in the Bolivia elections 2020 You have to enter the web portal https://yoparticipo.oep.org.bo/ and confirm with your identity document.
What do I need to be able to vote in the Bolivian elections if I am outside the country?
As in the same country, foreign residents need to carry their identity card. Birth certificates, passports, or military service books will not be accepted.
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