The Sunday, November 14, 2021 general legislative elections are held and it is important to take into account 10 key facts with everything you have to know to vote.
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Who votes in the 2021 elections
General legislative elections are mandatory for people who are on the electoral roll and are between 18 and 69 years of age.
The over 70s can choose whether to participate in the election or not, without a fine involved.
The 16 and 17 year olds that entered the electoral roll as well they will be able to vote optionally. They should not justify their absence if they do not participate in the election.
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Where to vote in the 2021 elections: the definitive register
To find out where to vote you have to consult online. You only need enter DNI number, gender, district and validate the code that appears.
The Government recommended rechecking the information because there may have been changes of establishment, table or order number.
What documents are valid to vote in the 2021 elections
You can vote with any of the following documents, as long as it is the last issue issued.
– Book enlistment.
– Civic notebook.
– DNI green book.
– Light blue notebook ID card.
– New ID card (valid to vote even if it contains the legend “not valid to vote”).
Table and serial number of elections 2021
It is not mandatory, but the polling station authorities are always grateful for the voter to approach with their number of order. This speeds up finding it in the register and eases the lines to avoid possible delays.
It also doesn’t hurt to know the table number before going to vote, so as not to have to look for him at the door of the educational establishment.
Health protocols for the 2021 elections
The national government announced changes in the sanitary protocol to vote in the legislative elections of November 14. Unlike the PASO, this time there will be a single row “as in the prepandemic”, so the process will be “faster,” according to the spokeswoman for the Presidency, Gabriela Cerruti.
Anyway it is recommended keep the distance of two metersIt is recommended to enter unaccompanied except in cases of force majeure and carry your own pen. The use of the chinstrap is still mandatory and the envelope should not be pasted with saliva. In addition, it will be necessary to leave the DNI on the table, in order not to have physical contact with the authorities, and to avoid rubbing with the ballot box.
In each establishment there will be a health facilitator to carry out these measures. It will be a member of the Armed or Security Forces.
Voting schedule for the 2021 elections
Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., as usual. But just like in STEP 2021, there will be a Priority voting hours, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for people with risk factors for Covid-19 and also for those over 70 years of age.
During those hours, people who do not have these risk factors may vote, but they must obligatorily give up their turn in the presence of a voter who is from those groups.
The public transport will be free and free during Sunday, November 14. The goal is to offer more accessibility and guarantee the right to vote for all citizens, according to the Ministry of Transportation.
The following jurisdictions joined the initiative: CABA, Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Córdoba, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, San Juan , San Luis, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán. In addition, the municipality of Ushuaia de Tierra del Fuego signed.
Is voting mandatory?
Voting is mandatory for all native Argentines or by option. It is only justified not to vote for any of the following reasons:
– By distance. Those people who during the day of the election were more than 500 kilometers from the establishment in which they had to vote and justify that the distance is due to reasonable reasons (work, family or other issues). How to justify it? They should go to the nearest police station and ask for a certificate that endorses the day and place where they are.
– For sickness. These are people who were disabled due to force majeure that prevents them from attending the event. However, this must be sufficiently proven because it must be justified in the first place by doctors from the national health service. Failing that, they must be reviewed by official, provincial or municipal doctors. If the latter are absent, they must be observed by private doctors.
– For public service. The personnel of public service organizations and companies that, for reasons related to their fulfillment, had to carry out tasks that prevented them from attending the election during its development.
– COVID-19 cases or suspects. People with coronavirus or those who have symptoms compatible with the virus are justified in their absence. They will also need to load the document with the swab result.
– Judges and assistants. In these cases, they are people who must attend their offices and keep them open during the electoral act, therefore they are justified.
I did not vote in the STEP: can I vote in the general elections?
Those who did not attend the primaries should justify the fault before the authorities or pay the corresponding fine. In any event, presidential spokeswoman Gabriela Cerruti recalled that Not having voted in the primaries does not prevent voting in the general elections.
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In case of not having attended the STEP, the person must enter the Register of Offenders of the National Electoral Chamber (CNE). The fine is then applied (from $ 50 to $ 500), unless you have justified the non-casting of the vote before the body.
What is voted in the legislative elections 2021
The general legislative elections of November 14 will define who will be the 127 national deputies and 24 senators who will enter Congress as of December 10.
All the provinces will vote for deputies and eight will also elect senators. Chubut, La Pampa, Catamarca, Córdoba, Corrientes, Mendoza, Tucumán and Santa Fe will renew the upper house.
Provincial and / or municipal positions will also be elected depending on the province.
According to the population index of each province, the proportion of seats corresponding to each one is distributed as follows:
- Province of Buenos Aires: 35 seats
- Autonomous City of Buenos Aires: 13 seats
- Santa Fe: 9 seats
- Córdoba: 9 seats
- Mendoza: 5 seats
- Tucumán: 4 seats
- Currents: 3 benches
- Missions: 3 benches
- Entre Ríos: 5 benches
- Jump: 3 benches
- Chaco: 4 benches
- Formosa: 2 benches
- Jujuy: 3 benches
- La Rioja: 2 benches
- San Juan: 3 benches
- Catamarca: 3 benches
- Rio Negro: 2 benches
- Neuquén: 3 benches
- La Pampa: 3 benches
- Santa Cruz: 3 seats
- Chubut: 2 benches
- Tierra del Fuego: 1 bench