On Tuesday, the electoral material to be used in Venezuela’s presidential election this Sunday, October 7, will begin to be distributed at voting centers around the country, according to National Electoral Council President Tibisay Lucena.
At a press conference at the National Electoral Council (CNE) headquarters in Caracas, Lucena said that the distribution will begin in the most remote areas of the country furthest from its urban centers, and will continue through Wednesday throughout the entire territory.
Lucena said that the CNE and its staff, along with political party representatives, are ready to review and install the voting booths at the voting centers for the coming elections.
She reiterated that on Sunday, the voting booths will be open as of 6:00 a.m. and said that the process is guaranteed: “We’re ready for this democratic celebration.”
In statements last Sunday, Lucena announced that Venezuela has 13,810 voting centers that include a total of 39,322 voting booths. They will be staffed by 187,193 poll workers selected randomly from among all registered voters.
Also active on will be 13,834 voting center coordinators, as well as 2,010 municipal councils, 426 members of parish councils, 39,018 operators of the Integrated Authentication System and 18,945 operators of the Voter Training System.
She also said the Venezuelan electoral system has more than 3,043 support technicians for its Electoral Information System, 715 operators at its Rapid Assistance Center, 189 operators at its regional Rapid Assistance Centers, 456 operators at its National Support Center, 3,435 national electoral observers from within Venezuela, and 245 international accompaniers from abroad.
AVN / Press – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / October 2, 2012