New York.- The Democratic Coalition for National Regeneration requested the Central Electoral Board requesting the extension of the process of registration and registration for another month,
They affirm that their only objective is that «the gigantic number of Dominicans without ID and without registration can have the only way that allows them to participate in the celebration of democracy, that is, vote in the next electoral tournament that is coming».
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The Democratic Coalition for National Regeneration makes public knowledge that by a unanimous decision of its management team, a communication was sent on January 6, 2020, to a communication to the Central Electoral Board requesting the extension of the process of registration and registration by one more month with the sole objective that the gigantic number of Dominicans without ID and without registration can have the only way that allows them to participate in the celebration of democracy, that is, vote in the next electoral tournament that is coming .
The reasons that move us to such a request are: a) that abroad is not voted on in the municipal elections, b) Voting is a right enshrined in our constitution and is vital for the development and strengthening of our democracy and c) the electoral law It states that said registration process is extended up to 90 days before the elections, valid arguments by others. Also, we inform you that we are making this request since the JCE abroad did not enable the cedulation and registration centers as it had agreed. In the entire state of New York there were only two registration and identification centers with hours not suitable for Dominicans who work long working hours. Also, mobile units were not enabled. In the state of New Jersey they only enabled a center for identification and registration. This lack of centers was multiplied throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean islands.
It is important to say here that our application has received the support of organizations such as Citizen Participation, Democratic Coalition for National Regeneration, Dom Rep. National Commission for Human Rights Inc., USA, Civic Congress, Common Good, and Social and Electoral Commitment and other civil society organizations. The Dominican community abroad deserves to be taken into account by the contributions made to the country starting with remittances that are equivalent to more than 7.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country, that is, the Dominicans who have left the country in search For a better future, we send more than eight billion dollars annually so that our families can live with dignity and provide what the state does not provide. The least that the government of Danilo Medina and the Dominican Central Board can do is commit to comply with the law and allow us to register to exercise our right to vote. If our remittances count, our vote too.