The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will hold presidential elections this Sunday, April 14, and the country’s diplomatic missions around the world, including in the United States, are ready to receive voters who are registered to vote abroad.
Tibisay Lucena, the president of the National Electoral Council, announced that there are a total of 18,903,143 Venezuelans registered on the electoral roll. Of that number, 100,495 will exercise their right to vote at the country’s embassies and consulates located in 88 countries.
The countries with the greatest number of Venezuelans eligible to vote abroad are the United States , Spain , Colombia and Canada .
To exercise their right to vote abroad, Venezuelans over age 18 must appear in the poll book of the diplomatic or consular representation in their jurisdiction. The only document required to vote is the laminated Venezuelan identity card, valid or expired.
This Sunday, voting will begin once the electoral booths open and will run continuously from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. local time or until all voters who may be waiting in line to exercise their right to vote have done so.
Voting in New Orleans
The Kenner Pontchartrain Center is equipped to receive the Venezuelan community residing in the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. It is located at: 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70065.
For more information on the Venezuelan presidential elections, please click here and see the document entitled: What you need to know about the voting process in the United States .
Press Office -Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / April 12, 2013