JNE reminds that until August 18 candidates can be excluded due to omission or falsehood in resumes

JNE reminds that until August 18 candidates can be excluded due to omission or falsehood in resumes

The National Elections Jury specified that citizens can file duly substantiated complaints for these reasons before the corresponding special electoral juries.

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JNE reminds that candidates can be excluded until August 18 by omission or falsity in resumes

On June 18, the JNE reported that 11,540 applications for the registration of formulas and lists of candidates were submitted. (Photo: GEC)

Until August 18, the Special Electoral Juries (JEE) can exclude, in the first instance, candidates for omission or falsity in the Sworn Declarations of Resumes (DJHV) presented by the political groups to participate in the 2022 Regional and Municipal Elections, recalled the National Elections Jury (JNE).

According to article 23 of the Organizations Law Policies (LOP), an applicant is excluded when he does not record the final convictions for intentional crimes that have been imposed and those linked to the failure to comply with family or food, contractual, labor or family violence.

Similarly, when the candidate does not declare in the DJHV the assets and income he possesses, in accordance with the provisions set forth for public officials. This measure is also applied for incorporating false information in this document in the fields mentioned.

It is specified that the JEE cannot provide for the exclusion of a applicant when the omission of information corresponds to databases or public registries in charge of State entities, as indicated in the JNE candidate registration regulations, both for regional and municipal elections.

Although it is true that the deadline to resolve the exclusion of candidates in the first instance falls on August 18, before possible appeals to the Plenary of the JNE that take place for these cases, the maximum term that the aforementioned collegiate has to pronounce is the Next September 2nd.

It is important to note that, upon expiration of the deadlines to exclude candidates, only marginal annotations should be made in the DJHV of the applicant in question and that the JNE send the proceedings to the Public Ministry, so that it can proceed according to its powers.

Exclusion procedure

Any citizen can file a complaint with the corresponding JEE for omission or falsity in the DJHV by an applicant, which will be referred to an inspector to issue a report in this regard and, based on this, the legal representative of the political group will be asked to issue their defenses.

With or without them, When the deadline for this procedure expires, the electoral body will issue a ruling in the first instance. It is important to point out that the complaint made does not confer legitimacy on the citizen to be part of the procedure.

It is noted that the JEE also act ex officio observing a procedure similar to the one described and that before the filing of an appeal, it is up to the Plenary of the JNE to issue a final pronouncement, within the period indicated above.