Elections 2022: printing of more than 43 million ballot papers begins, reports ONPE

Elections 2022: printing of more than 43 million ballot papers begins, reports ONPE

According to the agency, the printing order of the ballot papers will depend on how the special electoral juries close the lists of candidates.< /h2>

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Elections 2022: printing of more than 43 million vote-cards begins, reports ONPE

In the printing process, the electoral body carries out a manual quality control. (Photo: Twitter/reference)

The National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) began printing more than 43 million ballot papers to be used in the regional and municipal elections on October 2.

This activity will take place, for a month, at the Navarrete Graphic Corporation, located on central highway No. 759, Industrial Zone, in the district of Santa Anita.

Considering those that will be used for the regional, provincial and district elections, a total of 43 million 014 thousand 971 ballots will be printed, including contingency ones. Printing will be done 24 hours a day.

Before starting printing, a color test was carried out to verify the design, colors, shapes, photographs (in the case of the election of the governor and lieutenant governor) and the symbols of the participating political groups, with the presence of representatives of the National Election Jury (JNE), National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (Reniec), Ombudsman and legal representatives of political organizations.

After being printed, the ballot papers are cut and packaged for each polling station, carrying a label specifying the area, number of ballots and the number of the polling station. In addition, personnel from the Electoral Management Office (GGE), divided into three shifts, will develop and supervise the work of printing, cutting, packaging and quality control.

In the printing process, the electoral body carries out a manual quality control. There, it is verified that there is a coincidence in the design, size, quantity, forms and content of the printed ballot papers with the designs previously approved by the Electoral Management Department.

Then, in a second stage, an automated system (reading by scanner) checks that the number of ballot papers in each package is exactly equal to the number of eligible voters at the polling station.

Furthermore, it is verified that the ubigeo (geographical location), which is obtained by reading the barcode of the identity card, corresponds to their respective district: district, province and region. It is also checked, through the digitized images of each ballot paper, that they are the same, in shapes, colors and content, to the design approved by the GGE.

The printing order of the ballot papers will depend on how the special electoral juries close the lists of candidates. The agency will try to prioritize areas of difficult access, such as Yurimaguas, Caballococha, Madre de Dios, Atalaya, Requena and Ucayali.

Design of ballots

The ballot papers for the election of the regional governor and lieutenant governor will include the photograph of The candidates. This charter is divided into two bodies, the second being to elect the regional councilor.

On the other hand, to electing municipal authorities, the names and symbols of the political organizations appear on the certificates. For this election, the voter must mark with a cross or a cross inside the box of the symbol of their choice.