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JCE: There are 173,000 who have not renewed their cédula since 1994

SANTO DOMINGO. The Central Electoral Board (JCE) emphasized as an important finding the fact that there are 173,935 Dominicans that have not renewed their cédula since 1994, so that they remain with a “dead cédula” or the old the blue cédula.

Another piece of which the agency presented is that there are 159,561 citizens that have not carried out any sort of transactions, nor have they voted since 2000. They also pointed out that at the present time there are 31,589 death certificates with active cédula’s.

The JCE, in addition, reported that the voter rolls registered overseas contained 328,649 persons, of which 149,596 have renewed their cédula’s, and of this number, 8592 are new voters. There are still 169,844 Dominicans living overseas who need to renew their cédulas, but the president of the agency, Roberto Rosario, indicated that the renovation process is in difficulties, due to the high cost in dollars and in Euros that it represents.

Voter registration rolls

As of last 28 April 2015, the voter registration rolls contained a total of 7,277,175 male and female citizens, of which 6,037,962 persons already have the new Cédula of Identity and Voter Registration, 82.57% of the cédula universe.

Of those there were 3,052,319 (50.55%) who are women and 2,985,643 (49.45%) are men, while there are 26,166 foreigners. Military personnel and police that have not renewed this cédula amount to 18,308, while 47,923 military personnel and 32,795 police have renewed the document.

The information and data were supplied during a hearing last 30 April, in which the delegates of the political parties learned about, in addition, the change of the name of the Liberal Party of the Dominican Republic (PLRD) to the Liberal Reformist Party (PRL), which was rejected by the Social Christian Reformist Party (PR SC).

Source: DiarioLibre

May 5, 2015

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