Public school ID cards to be issued
Central Electoral Board (JCE) president Roberto Rosario met with Presidency Minister Gustavo Montalvo yesterday, Monday 2 September, and presented him with a series of projects that he plans to carry out next year setting up JCE mobile units at public schools around the country to issue birth certificates and single identity card numbers (NUI) to Dominican students who had not been issued birth certificates. This is set out in Law 8-92 that establishes that Dominicans must be issued a single identity number for all legal matters. Rosario suggested that in future, schools should set up systems for issuing the Single Identity Number (NUI) and birth certificates themselves.
Another project involves that pre-natal caretakers ensure that all pregnant women fill out pre-registration forms so that once born, the babies can then be rapidly registered at one of the JCE offices located in 62 public hospitals nationwide. Parents in the Dominican Republic have proven to be markedly negligent when it comes to registering their children within the 30-day after birth period the law establishes. After that period, a lengthy process is required causing major inconveniences when the children come of school age.
Another program calls for improving disabled people’s access to government buildings that are used as voting centers, including schools in time for the 2016 presidential election. The National Statistics Office says there are 852,633 disabled people who would have difficulty in voting.
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