ONPE has ordered the extension of the reasons for excuse through a chief resolution, published today in the official newspaper El Peruano.< /h2>
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The ONPE has ordered the extension of the causes excuse through a leadership resolution, published today in the official newspaper El Peruano. (Photo: ONPE)
The National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) warned that those who do not exercise the function of polling station members, if they have been elected to fulfill it on October 2, will receive a fine equivalent to S/230, unless they present an excuse or justification before the < b>National Election Jury (JNE).
To this end, the electoral body has ordered the expansion of the grounds for excuse through Jefatural Resolution No. 002595-2022-JN/ONPE, published today in the official newspaper El Peruano.
This regulation reminds that citizens who are greater likely to present complications, if they become infected with COVID-19, have facilities to exonerate themselves of the obligation to vote and to integrate a voting table.
Among them are people who suffer from heart conditions, lung diseases, cancer, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and other ailments.
The device has incorporated the < b>pregnant women and people who have children two years old or younger are among the groups that can be exempted from the obligation to be a polling station member during the 2022 Regional and Municipal Elections.< /p>
The resolution considers that both require special protection, especially during a pandemic. For this reason, they have been incorporated among people with risk factors for COVID-19 and will be able to process an excuse free of charge before the ONPE by presenting documents that prove their condition.
In case of pregnancy, a certificate or record, or updated medical report or prenatal control and signed by a health professional. In the event of having a child who is 2 years old or younger –which is counted considering the date of the election–, what must be submitted to support the request for an excuse is the child's birth certificate or birth certificate.
The measure joins others adopted with the same purpose: to care for the health of citizens –mainly the most vulnerable– who participate in the upcoming elections.