The national registrar, Alexander Vega, said that more than 160,381 electoral witnesses signed up to monitor the elections presidential this Sunday May 29.
According to the figures, the campaign of the Historical Pact it was the one that registered the most witnesses with 71,844 postulated witnesses, of which 67,513 have been accredited to monitor the voting; followed by campaign Coalition for Colombia which nominated 71,142 witnesses and 66,073 have been accredited.
The Governors Anti-Corruption League has 8,266 postulated witnesses and 7,769 accredited witnesses: Hope Center Coalition it has 4,771 postulated witnesses and 4,453 accredited witnesses; Free Fair Colombia it has 3,513 applicants and 2,637 registered; National Salvation Movement Party it has 845 postulates and 839 accredited.
Vega explained that the votes that appear for Luis Pérez and Ingrid Betancourt will be null votes, because they renounced to continue in the race for the Presidency.
“In order not to affect the scrutiny of the table, the votes that come out for Luis Pérez and Ingrid Betancourt are computed, counted and then the National Electoral Council will pass them to the null ballot box. You have to count the votes counted in order to make the transmission correctly and not affect the count”, said the Registrar.
He also referred to complaints about changes of polling stations abroad. “The protocol for managing elections abroad is by the Foreign Ministry. Electoral kits are in all consulates. The important is the will of the consuls to provide the service in the electoral offices because we sent all the kits,” said Vega.
According to the Registrar, the results of the presidential elections would be ready before 8:00 at night, according to the pre-count simulations that were carried out a few weeks before the voting.
People must wear the mask in the municipalities and regions where the restriction has not yet been lifted.