Issue of identity cards exceeds expectations
Central Electoral Board (JCE) president Roberto Rosario says that since the new identity card (cedula) process began some 19 days ago, around 700,000 people have attended the issuing centers and around 600,000 have received new cards with their biometric data.
Because such large numbers have already been issued, he said that it is likely the process will only take a year to complete and not the 18 months that was originally projected.
He asked people to try and attend the centers in the afternoons between 2 and 6pm when there were fewer people.
He went on to say that they would be installing the necessary equipment in some of the overseas offices, which reopened following requests from Dominicans living overseas, and that by the end of this month or the beginning of next, offices in the United States and Europe would be able to issue the identity cards.
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
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