The JCE has canceled 75,975 cédulas
SANTO DOMINGO. As of 31 August of the present year, some 75,975 identification and voter registration cédulas have been canceled or disqualified from the voter registration rolls used in the 2012 elections. These cancellations or disqualifications were for various causes among which were fraudulent data, identity theft, more than one registration and because of death.
These cases were found as a result of the refinemenst which the voter registration rolls are being subjected to, during the current process of issuing the new identification and voter registration cédula being carried out by the Central Electoral Board (JCE).
The records show that 65,901 cédulas were disqualified after the death of their holders, as well as the temporary suspension because of identity theft of 2332 documents and another 2170 because of false information.
Because the JCE detected more than one registration, 515 cédulas were disqualified: for stealing the identity of dead persons, 143 were invalidated; for providing false information 1265, and 2109 were disqualified because of identity theft. In a like manner 55 cédulas were canceled because their owners had renounced Dominican citizenship and the temporary suspension of 522 ID cards was ordered because of different claims by citizens.
They also disqualified 45 official documents for persons who were found to be children of nonresident foreigners living in the Dominican Republic and 38 because they found out that there was a duplication in the birth registration. These statistics indicate that they issued another 880 temporary suspensions.
The reports from the JCE indicate that the voter registration rolls is composed of 6,978,538 Dominicans, of which 3,547,057 are women and 3,431,481 are men.
Of this number 1,950,756 are between the ages of 16 and 29; 1,502,487 are between 30 and 39 years of age; 1,341,289 are between 40 and 49 years of age, and 2,183,990 7R 50 years or older.
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