Modifies Laws Numbers 18.556, About Electoral Registration System And Electoral Service And 18.700, On Popular Votes And Indexes

Original Language Title: MODIFICA LAS LEYES NUMEROS 18.556, SOBRE SISTEMA DE INSCRIPCIONES ELECTORALES Y SERVICIO ELECTORAL, Y 18.700, SOBRE VOTACIONES POPULARES Y ESCRUTINIOS

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"Article 1.-amending Law No. 18.556, constitutional organic system of electoral registration and Electoral service, in the following way: 1.-following final paragraph be added to article 13:" especially in communities with higher population and when a Board Inscriptora can be surpassed in their ability to enroll applicants, the Director of the Electoral service can create new together Inscriptoras in transient or permanent way "" whose constituency is coinciding with the territory of another, all with the aim of facilitate the registration. These new boards may not be mobile and should be sited on a fixed place within its territorial jurisdiction, and may do so in the same place where several existing ones or in other places with large influx of public agreed with the municipality in accordance with article 24. These joints may only register and foreign citizens eligible to exercise the right to suffrage, whose address corresponds to the jurisdictional territory of the Board, in accordance with article 34. "."

2. replace the third subparagraph of article 21 with the following: "For the purposes of the relevant proceedings and the payment of the respective fees, shall be deemed the double day of article 22 as two independent sessions".

3 replacements paragraphs first, second, third and fourth article 22 by the following: ' article 22.-joints Inscriptoras will run all weekdays, Monday through Friday, at double day, from 9 to 13 h and from 15 to 19 hours, and Saturdays, from 10 to 14 hours. " However, if present people who require their registration is found at the end of normal hours of operation, the boards will continue to operate, but no later than 14 or 21 hours accordingly, except on Saturday that will not act beyond 16 hours.
However, the Director of the Electoral service may provide that some or all of the boards work on holidays instead of working days. However, the Director, founded resolution to be published in the Gazette and in a newspaper of the respective Region, may suspend the operation of one or more joints Inscriptoras when the low amount of population or the climatic conditions make it advisable. In any case, these meetings must have operating periods of not less than four months in each year and for four hours each day. These modifications will be established by founded resolution, which will be published in extract in the Official Gazette, within the third day, and governed from the tenth day following the aforementioned publication.
Meetings suspended its operation from the 90th day before a regular election and resume it with the first working day of the month subsequent to the date on which the election qualifier Tribunal comunicare to the Director of the Electoral term of the qualification of an election or plebiscite process. In the event of a referendum, the suspension will operate from the day of publication in the official journal Decree of convocation. "."

4 Add in article 24 the following final sentence: "in cases where joints Inscriptoras do not work in the building of the municipality, it must provide temporary or permanent premises located in centres of easy public access and significant displacement of persons of the respective commune.".

5 repealed article 35.

6 replaced article 38 with the following: "article 38. Without prejudice to the provisions of the preceding article, registration of persons of 17 years of age shall be permitted provided that they comply with eighteen, at the latest, the day of the election. "."