Officials of the TSE, the Directorate General of Immigration and the Attorney General of the Republic who were involved in providing the initial passport data for the establishment of the Electoral Register for Electronic Voting (Revel). / TSE.
As of the 2024 El Salvador general election, the passport is not only a travel document, but also a voting document mandated by the Special Law on Voting Abroad, which was approved in October 2022.
The Directorate General of Immigration and Foreigners (DGME) already provides partial passport records. The first one took place on May 2, 2023, although the total number of passports was not specified. DGME and the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) reported that the second delivery took place on May 23, 2023.
Passports “are being processed by the TSE, a collegial body, to create an electoral register for electronic voting abroad,” the DGME reported on Tuesday for a second issuance. According to @migración_sv, the data provided corresponds to “passports issued inside and outside the territory”.
This is the trust of various government agencies and the FGR, with whom the TSE has permanently collaborated to ensure diasporic voting rights in the 4F and elections. “
Dora Esmeralda Martinez, president of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The 2024 election will create a new register of Salvadorans abroad. There is currently one, but it only contains the names of Salvadorans with a unique identity card (duis) residing abroad. The register is based on data provided by the National Register of Natural Persons (RNPN) and includes 647,698 Salvadorans residing abroad, most of them from the United States. This register is filtered for persons convicted or deceased by TSE and includes current and expired registers.
From now on, however, the foreign voter register must also include data on current and expired passports without duplicate voter registration.
Similarly, it must contain passport data of the person who issued the passport even if he/she did not drink and drive. But the registry of Salvadorans living abroad should not include the names of people who do not live abroad, even if they have passports. Because they should be part of the traditional national electoral register.
Election prosecutors and the director of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Electoral Registration Office delivered the passport data for the second time. / @migration_sv.
In December 2022, the Directorate General of Migration refused to inform Diario El Mundo about the number of passports issued and how many of them belonged to Salvadorans abroad. On July 28, 2022, the Immigration Commissioner reported to the Legislative Assembly that 2,231,188 DUI passports and 363,609 birth certificate passports had been issued overseas.
According to the Election Calendar, the process of sending, receiving, verifying, and incorporating data into the electronic voting register (Revel) will begin on Monday, March 6, 2023, and will begin on Sunday, November 5, 2023. should have ended. Because this is the last day Salvadorans living abroad can take out their passports and drink and drive to register. An audit firm should have been auditing this data since March 6, but the Tokyo Stock Exchange has yet to hire an audit firm.
Almost a year ago, immigration director Ricardo Cucarón released official figures on how many passports with drunk driving were issued abroad.
Source: Diario Elmundo