He highlighted that many of these issues were dealt with by owners of “decision evasion, ignorance of their functions, forms of justice delegation, and fear of deciding not to affect the interests of people they know”.
“The Independent Electoral Commission requires full and alternate members of the Electoral Councils who are responsible, upright, impartial, trained, and of character and democratic values,” stated the President of the Central Electoral Council, Roman Andrés Yaques Liranzo, who highlighted the value of responsibility that ELEC members must bear.
Jáquez Liranzo asserted that in past elections there had been electoral boards that declared, inaccurately or strangely, that they were ineligible for everything.
“Why were there so many decisions not having jurisdiction to consider cases? Where the competence of the Electoral Council was primitive,” the JCE President said this Thursday at the meeting of the Electoral Councils held in San Juan de la Maguana, calling for reflection.
He noted that many of these cases were dealt with by owners with “decision evasion, ignorance of their jobs, forms of justice mandate, and fear of deciding not to affect the interests of people they know”: “This can’t happen again!” , Said Jacques Liranzo in the closing speech of the meeting.
He also reported that JCE wants to attract young university students, professionals and community members with civic values and that democracy is hurting, so in the first four months of 2023 the process of training of trainers and registration of qualified will begin. Concerning the persons who will compose the electoral colleges in February 2024.
Jaques noted that the Foundation, immediately, through the National School for Electoral Training and Civil Registry (EFEC), agreed to complete a master’s degree in the administration and management of political parties, for members and delegates of these parties, as well as graduates in electoral administration to support political organizations so that their members could obtain Good training allows them to work in harmony and knowledge of the cause.
Likewise, he noted those who would make up the Electoral Military Police for the 2024 electoral process, stressing that they “must know that their service on Election Day is for democracy” and that the JCE on specific projects, as long as they are specific to the Chief Electoral Military Police, will work on this training and outreach right on time.
JCE Plenary Celebrates the 3rd Regional Meeting
The Plenary of the Central Electoral Council (JCE) held its third regional meeting this Thursday with members and secretaries of the electoral councils in the southern region of the country, in order to conduct a survey and learn about the current status of 20 dependencies located in the provinces of San Juan, Elias Peña and Azua.
Prior to concluding remarks by Jacques Liranzo, JCE Honorary Member Samir Shami Issa, in his capacity as the Coordinator of the Committee, expressed their desire to bring an approach to knowing the problems and situations that exist or are experiencing. and what could serve as recommendations for the upcoming electoral process.
Addressing the audience, he said, “We know there are many problems and we are very concerned and there is an intention to solve them.”
Shami Issa also specified that the goal of the plenary session is to work on the formation of electoral councils as of the next few months.
“We will devote our efforts to studying all the proposals made in those meetings to select people who match a file where transparency, independence and integrity prevail, in accordance with the law,” he said.