ONPE informs that it will no longer be mandatory to present a COVID-19 vaccination card to vote

ONPE informs that it will no longer be mandatory to present a COVID-19 vaccination card to vote

ONPE updated the seven security and prevention protocols against the coronavirus, with a view to the regional and mayoral elections on October 2.

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ONPE informs that it will no longer be compulsory to present a COVID-19 vaccination card to vote

According to the new ONPE update, to enter the voting premises, the voter must correctly wear two masks or a KN95 mask. (Photo: ONPE)

The presentation of the vaccination card against COVID-19 It will no longer be mandatory when citizens go to the polling place to participate in the voting process of the ElectionsRegional and Municipal 2022, informed the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE).

This is provided by the Headquarters Resolution No. 002659-2022-JN/ONPE, which updates the seven security and prevention protocols against the coronavirus, with a view to the elections on October 2.

< p itemprop="description" class="story-contents__font-paragraph">According to the new update, to enter the polling places, the voter must correctly use two masks or a KN95 mask, the same one that should cover your nose and mouth.

Consequently, there is no will request the physical or virtual card that certifies having received the complete vaccination against COVID-19 and applying alcohol gel to the hands as a hygiene measure is also eliminated.

However, according to the protocol published by the electoral body, disinfection points with alcohol gel have been considered in case someone wishes to apply themselves voluntarily.

Likewise, the voter must go to the voting room where their polling station is located and wait maintaining physical distance, at least one meter, until the polling station members allow them to enter. Voters should preferably not attend with children.

ONPE also provides that the voter must locate the order number in the list of voters posted outside the voting room and remember the associated order number to your data, in order to tell the polling station member for quick placement on the voters list.

Another indication for the voter is < b>avoid touching your face and eyes with your hands and when sneezing do not remove your mask, always covering it with the flexure of your elbow.

Similarly, when casting their vote, the voter must place the DNI in a tray so that it can be identified by a polling station member. Then he will receive from the polling station member the ballot paper and a pen. Preferably, the voter should bring their blue pen.

The resolution that updates the 7 security and prevention protocols against COVID-19 provides that these documents are mandatory for all servers and citizens involved in electoral processes.

Finally, it also establishes that the protocols will have valid for the duration of the Health Emergency and/or the State of National Emergency declared by the Executive Branch.