Why Some Provisions Are Issued On Electoral Matters

Original Language Title: Por la cual se expiden algunas disposiciones en materia electoral

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ACT 163 OF 1994
(August 31)
Official Gazette No. 41,523 of September 2, 1994
Whereby some provisions are issued on electoral matters. Summary

Term Notes
CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES
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ARTICLE 1o. ELECTION DATE. The elections of governors, mayors, deputies, town councilors and aldermen or members of local administrative bodies, will be held on the last Sunday of October.
Article 2.
. REGISTRATION OF CANDIDATES. Registration of candidates for governors, mayors, deputies, town councilors and aldermen or members of local administrative bodies expires fifty-five (55) days prior to the respective election. Amendments may be made within five (5) days. Editor's Notes


ARTICLE 3. VOTER REGISTRATION. Voter registration and zoning for the elections of governors, mayors, deputies, town councilors and aldermen or members of local administrative bodies, will open for a period of (60) days after the election of President and Vice President. Editor's Notes


ARTICLE 4. ELECTORAL RESIDENCE. For the purposes of Article 316 of the Constitution, the residence will be one where the voter registered on the electoral roll.
It is understood that, with the inscription, the voter declares under oath, reside in the respective municipality.
Without prejudice to criminal penalties, when using short summary procedure it is found that the enrollee does not reside in the respective municipality, the National Electoral Council declared void registration.
The Archipelago Department of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina in which shall continue to apply the provisions of Decree No. 2762 of 1991.
TRANSITORY PARAGRAPH Excepted. For purposes of the final paragraph of this article, residents and natives of the Archipelago Department of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina may vote in all elections of 1994 with the single presentation of the certificate of citizenship.

The 5th ITEM. JURY VOTING. For the integration of the jurors voting will proceed as follows:
1. Ninety (90) calendar days prior to the date of the election, the Registrars of the Capital District, Municipal and Auxiliary request for public, private entities, political directories and educational establishments, lists of people who can provide the service jurors voting.
The lists drawn up by educational establishments contain names of citizens with degree of not less than ten secondary education (10th.) Level.
2. Municipal and District Registrars, by order, designate three (3) main jurors and three (3) alternate for each table, not citizens over sixty (60) belonging to different political parties or movements. Editor's Notes


The principal may agree with alternates compliance function alternating with each other.
May not be designated as jurors relatives within the fourth degree of consanguinity, affinity and first civil, the National Registrar, or the Registrar of Civil Status, district, municipal or auxiliary, or delegates Registrar . Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute grounds for misconduct. PARAGRAPH 1.
. Nominators or heads of staff who fail to relate employees or eligible to be appointed as jurors voting shall be punished with removal from office played if they are public servants and, if not may be, with fines equivalent to ten (10 ) monthly legal minimum wages, for the Revolving Fund of the National Civil Registry.
People who do not attend without just cause to perform the duties of jury voting or leaving, shall be punished with the dismissal of the position they hold, if they are public servants. If they are not, the fine provided for in the preceding paragraph. PARAGRAPH 2.
. The minutes of scrutiny of the jurors voting will be valid when they are signed at least two (2) of them.
Jurors who do not sign the respective minutes, they will impose a fine equivalent to ten (10) monthly legal minimum wages, for the Revolving Fund of the National Civil Registry, which will be effective by a decision rendered Registrars by district or municipal.


ARTICLE 6o. SCRUTINIES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC. In order to expedite the ballots in elections for President and Vice President, they will be made permanent sessions from eleven (11:00) morning following the elections on Monday. The Auxiliary Committees, Municipal, Capital District and other districts, consolidate the results produced by the jurors in the tally sheets.
The scrutinies of the National Electoral Council delegates will start at eight o'clock (8:00 am) the next election with the results of the proceedings of municipal or auxiliary scrutinies Capital District and other districts with their Tuesday disposal and they will consolidate to the extent that they receive to complete the scrutiny of the Department or the Capital District, as appropriate.
PARÁGRAFO. The National Electoral Council will practice the ballot for President and Vice President, of the votes cast by residents Colombian citizens abroad, based on the consolidated results of the respective embassy or consulate results sent by any viable means for data transmission the Civil Registrar considers reliable, according to the current state of technology.
The minutes sent by fax have the same value of the original.
The National Electoral Council will resolve disagreements between delegates and consolidate the results. In public hearing shall notify the declaration of the results and announce the election of President and Vice President of the Republic, in accordance with Article 190 of the Constitution. Otherwise, it will mark the two (2) formulas that have obtained the highest results which will participate in the second ballot.
For the second round, electoral card in the formulas of the two (2) first majorities circumvented shall be construed in the same order and with the same number of first.
The National Civil Registry have excess material of the elections provided for her, bound to the Revolving Fund of it. Editor's Notes


ARTICLE 7. SCRUTINIES. Delegates are responsible for the National Electoral Council to canvass the votes cast for the Governors, declare their choice and issue the respective credentials; to canvass the votes cast for Mayor of Bogota, Capital District, declare their choice and issue the respective credentials.
Corresponds to the Departmental Committees Tellers to canvass the votes cast for Members to declare their choice and issue the appropriate credentials.
Corresponds to the Municipal District Commissions Tellers and make the counting of votes cast for district and municipal mayors, town councilors and aldermen or members of local administrative bodies; declare their choice and issue the respective credentials.

Article 8. CAPITAL DISTRICT SCRUTINIES. The Capital District Commission Beholder practice the scrutinies of votes for the Capital District District Council, declare the election and issue the appropriate credentials.
The tellers Capital District Auxiliary Commissions practice canvass the votes for members of local administrative bodies, declared the election of aldermen and issue the appropriate credentials.

Article 9. INSTALLING polling stations. For the elections of president and vice president, governors, deputies, mayors, councilors or members of local administrative bodies, polling stations will be installed in the same places where they worked for the elections of March 8, 1992.

ARTICLE 10. PROPAGANDA DURING ELECTION DAY. all kinds of political and electoral propaganda on election day is prohibited. Therefore, they can not wear T-shirts or any clothing alluding to political propaganda, posters, flyers, newsletters or similar documents that invite to vote for a particular candidate or simply make it propaganda.
The respective authorities may seize him propaganda, without retaining the person bearing.
ARTICLE 11 CONSULTATION
gubernatorial and mayoral. The internal consultation and political parties to choose their candidates for the election of governors and mayors movements shall be made on the date established by the electoral authorities after the presidential elections.


ARTICLE 12. RECOGNITION OF CAMPAIGN SPENDING. The National Electoral Council shall distribute the resources that might arise because of the financing of election campaigns corporations 1994, under current law the date on which the inscriptions were made and / or elections. For other elections on the same procedure applies.
The National Electoral Council may not prejudge in any way the distribution and payment of state campaign finance or add or modify the legal requirements to access such funding.

ARTICLE 13. ACCOUNTING REVIEW OF BOOKS. The National Electoral Council will have a term of one month from the date of submission of the relevant book for comments, through a motivated ruling, the accounts of candidates to Congress. After a month, without having been lodged observations, the accounts and the books were deemed adopted in its entirety.

ARTICLE 14. BUDGET TRANSFER AND ADDITIONS. To fulfill the provisions of this Act, the National Government is empowered to transfer and / or budgetary additions deemed necessary.
ARTICLE 15. DECLARED
INEXEQUIBLE.
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ARTICLE 16.
COMPANION TO VOTE. Citizens suffering from physical ailments and limitations that prevent them fend for themselves may exercise the right to vote "accompanied" until inside the voting booth. Likewise those over eighty (80) years or who suffer advanced vision problems.
PARÁGRAFO. Electoral and police authorities provide any necessary assistance and give priority in voting time these people.

ARTICLE 17. VOTING IN WHITE. Blank vote is one that was marked in the appropriate box. The electoral card that has not been crossed out in any box can not be counted as blank votes.

ARTICLE 18. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Law governs from the date of its enactment.
The President of the honorable Senate, GUILLERMO JUAN ANGEL MEJIA
.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives
BENEDETTI ALVARO VARGAS.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
TAFUR.
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
published and execute.
Given in Bogota, DC, on August 31, 1994.

Ernesto Samper Pizano Government Minister,
Horacio Serpa Uribe.
The Minister of Finance and Public Credit, WILLIAM PERRY RUBIO




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