The Regional and Municipal Elections 2022 will take place on Sunday, October 2, the date on which millions of Peruvians will go to the polls to elect the next regional governors and mayors, district and provincial, for the next four years. Because everything is getting ready for the electoral process, many now wonder if they were elected as members of the polling station so that they can fully carry out their duties that day.
If you are also one of the voters who asks the same question, we inform you that, Until now, the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) has not yet carried out the respective draw to appoint the members of the polling station., holders and substitutes. This act will do it maximum on July 24.
Once the names of those who were designated for this task in the elections are known, a limited time will be granted to present cross-outs to them and then only to announce the final list. Until the date of the election of the polling station members arrives, we let you know what functions they perform, if they do not come on election day, what happens? and much more.
HOW ARE BOARD MEMBERS CHOSEN?
The members of the polling station for the Regional and Municipal Elections 2022 on October 2 are chosen through a draw by the ONPE and the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (Reniec).
Representatives of both entities will elect three regular members and three alternate members for each table.
WHO ARE ELECTED AS BOARD MEMBERS?
For the electoral process, the citizens with the highest degree of education from the corresponding polling station or those who have not yet carried out such work are chosen preferably.
WHO CANNOT BE ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS?
There are citizens who in no way should be elected members of the table. The ONPE detailed who belongs to this group:
- Candidates and representatives of political organizations.
- Officials and employees of the organizations that make up the Peruvian Electoral System.
- The members of the Public Ministry who, during election day, perform functions related to the prevention and investigation of electoral crimes.
- Officials from the Ombudsman’s Office who carry out electoral supervision.
- The political authorities.
- Authorities or representatives from popular election.
- The citizens who make up the steering committees of the political organizations registered in the National Elections Jury.
- The spouses and relatives within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity between the members of the same table.
- The spouses and relatives within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity of the candidates who reside in the scope of the jurisdiction in which they apply.
- Voters temporarily absent from the Republic, in accordance with the corresponding reports sent by Reniec.
- Active members of the Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru who carry out activities related to the development of electoral processes.
- Members of the General Corps of Volunteer Firefighters of Peru.
IF I AM ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE TABLE, CAN I ASK TO BE EXCLUDED?
The first thing you should know is that the position of table member is inalienable. Although there are exceptions such as cases of notorious or serious physical or mental disability, the need to leave the country or be over 70 years of age; in addition to those indicated in the previous point.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT FULFILL MY DUTY AS A BOARD MEMBER?
As we already mentioned that this position cannot be waived and is extremely important for the development of the elections, if you still decide not to fulfill your duty, you will have to pay an economic fine.
- If you were drawn as a table member, starter or substitute, and you do not show up to perform this function, you will pay a fine of S/ 220.
- If, in addition, you do not attend to vote, you will pay a second fine for non-voting. Otherwise, you will only pay the table member fine.
What are the fines for absent voters?
The Organic Law on Elections (article 9) specifies that citizens with valid civil rights are obliged to vote. For those over seventy years of age, voting is optional. If you do not pay, you will pay a fine on the following scale:
- If you live in a non-poor district: S/ 88
- If you live in a non-extreme poor district: S/ 44
- If you live in an extreme poor district: S/ 22
SCHEDULE FOR THE 2022 ELECTIONS
In order for the entire electoral process to develop in the best way, the ONPE established a schedule:
- 3 of June: Until 11:59 pm the option “Choose your polling place” will be available.
- June 7th: deadline for the publication of internal election results.
- June 14th: closing date of the registration of political organizations.
- July 24: deadline for the drawing of table members.
- August 3rd: deadline for the publication of accepted formulas and lists, as well as for the resignation and withdrawal of candidates.
- August 18th: deadline to resolve strikeouts in the first instance, exclusions of candidates for DJHV and gifts in the same plane.
- September 2: deadline to resolve appeals on rejection and exclusion of candidates for DJHV and bribes.
- October 1st: deadline for exclusion due to legal status of the candidate.
- October 2nd: Regional and Municipal Elections 2022.