The bench of People’s Action issued a bill so that the voting hologram, a self-adhesive label that polling station members place on their national identity document (DNI) as proof that the citizen has cast their votebe eliminated in the next regional and municipal elections which will take place on October 2.
This is initiative No. 01760/2021-CR, which proposes to modify article 390 of Law No. 26859 —Organic Law of Elections—, so that it is only verified in the databases of the institutions that are part of the electoral system that the citizen has voted in the last elections.
Likewise, it is also requested to modify Law No. 26497 —Organic Law of the Registry of Identification and Civil Status—, so that, in case of legal effects due to omission, it is the Reniec system that verifies if the bearer citizen issued his vote.
The measure, promoted by the acciopopulista Carol Wallsindicates that, if the bill is approved in the plenary session of Congress and published in the official newspaper El Peruano, the voting hologram will be eliminated in the next electoral elections.
Foundations of the initiative
The parliamentary project specifies that one of the initiatives promoted by the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) was the elimination of the hologram as proof of suffrage for electoral processes, because, given the advancement of technology, it makes the mechanism for verifying compliance with the obligation to vote instantly known through online consultations.
In this way, he remarks that the hologram as proof of suffrage in the national identity document (DNI), at present, does not turn out to be necessary as a method to confirm that a citizen went to exercise his right to vote, since this is not even a practice that is carried out on a daily basis.
“For several years, considerable attention has been paid to the modification of various electoral regulations, seeking to strengthen the democratic system, citizen faculties and allow the level of representativeness of authorities to be increased, thus seeking that citizens trust adequately in the democratic system under which our country is governed, ”says Congresswoman Paredes.