The Electoral Court of Panama (TE) today began the process of Voters Registration for Advance Voting (REVA) in the country, within the framework of the general elections that will be held on May 5, 2019.
The registration process for the advance voting is addressed to the members of the Public Force, the Fire Department, the Civil Protection System, the Panamanian Red Cross, electoral delegates, the TE servers and the Electoral General Prosecutor's Office.
This staff is granted this advantage for the special work they perform, especially on the day of the electoral contest in Panama.
The highest electoral entity reported that this new modality also "guarantees the exercise of advance voting to Panamanians residing in the national territory who are planning to travel or are out of the country by the date of the general elections."
The advance voting arises from the amendment that was introduced to the Electoral Code through Law 29 of 2017, and consists of the exercise of the suffrage before the day of the elections and only for the office of President of the Republic.
These votes will be counted on May 5 in the same way as the rest of the votes cast by the population.
A total of 1,722 people will be elected in the general elections of Panama on May 5, 2019 to hold public offices, including principals and alternates, reported last March the TE.
The president and vice president of the country will be elected; as well as 71 deputies to the National Assembly (AN) and 20 to the Central American Parliament (Parlacen) with their respective alternates.
81 mayors, 679 district representatives and 9 councilors will also be elected will their alternates.