The Electoral Board of Melilla will withdraw the votes by mail with out certifying deposited in mailboxes

This was agreed this Thursday by the Central Electoral Board, which has indicated that “any longer” stated votes by mail “have to be deposited by the Post Office workers within the Electoral Board of the Melilla Zone for safekeeping, and never within the polling station to which they’re destined”.

The JEC explains that the Melilla Zone Board had adopted the choice “as of May 24” to return to voters their votes deposited in mailboxes “in order that they’ll proceed to their private supply on the Post Office throughout the established interval “, respecting the corresponding doctrine.

However, the JEC has imposed a special criterion as a result of the time period for voting by mail ends in the present day, Thursday, and since there are additionally “peculiar circumstances” relating to this methodology of voting in Melilla.

20.81% of the Melilla census requested to vote by mail

The JEC recollects {that a} judicial investigation is open for an alleged plot about voting by mail, which has led to the arrest of a number of folks.

20.81% of the census in Melilla requested to vote by mail, however solely a “small variety of voters”, 16.32%, had deposited their vote on the Post Office on May 23, the JEC additionally highlights. This physique additionally recollects that on May 17, it was determined in Melilla to require the private identification of the voter for the supply of the envelope with the vote by mail and that the next day the JEC prolonged this criterion to the whole nationwide territory relating to the vote by mail with vacation spot to the polling stations of the town of Melilla

For all these causes, and in an effort to keep away from the confusion that may be induced on the polling stations with these “invalid votes”, the JEC has determined that the Post Office workers switch the votes collected in mailboxes to the Zone Electoral Board for “the needs of of his custody.”

And “taking into consideration”, they add, “the investigations which can be being carried out or the claims or sources which may be raised