Roman Jaques: Electoral councils were afraid to make decisions in previous elections
He noted that many of these issues were dealt with by their owners with “decision evasion, ignorance of their jobs, forms of justice mandate, and fear of making a decision not to affect the interests of people they know.”
“The JCE requires full and alternate members of the Electoral Councils who are responsible, upright, impartial, trained, and of character and democratic values,” stated the President of the Central Electoral Council, Roman Andrés Jaques Liranzo, who highlighted the value of the responsibility that members of the Electoral Councils must bear.
Jáquez Liranzo emphasized that in past elections there had been electoral boards that declared, inaccurately or strangely, that they were ineligible for everything.
“Why were there so many decisions not having jurisdiction to consider cases? Where the competence of the Electoral Council was rudimentary,” said the JCE President this Thursday at the meeting of the Electoral Councils held in San Juan de la Maguana, calling for reflection.
He noted that many of these cases were dealt with by owners of “decision evasion, ignorance of their jobs, forms of justice mandates, and fear of deciding not to affect the interests of people they know”: “This cannot happen again!” , Said Jaques Liranzo in the closing speech of the meeting.
He also reported that JCE wants to attract young university students, professionals and community members with civic values and that democracy is hurting, so in the first four months of 2023 the process of training of trainers and registration of qualified will begin. Regarding the persons who will compose the electoral colleges in February 2024.
Jaques noted that the Foundation, immediately, through the National School for Electoral Training and Civil Registry (EFEC), agreed to complete a master’s degree in the administration and management of political parties, for members and delegates of these parties, as well as graduates in electoral administration to support political organizations so that their members could obtain Good training allows them to work in harmony and know the facts.
Likewise, he referred to those who would be part of the Military Electoral Police for the 2024 election process, stating that they “should know that their service on Election Day is for democracy” and that this commission is on specific projects, as long as it is. Appointed Chief of the Electoral Military Police, and will work on this training and awareness in due course.
JCE Plenary Celebrates the 3rd Regional Meeting
The Plenary of the Central Electoral Council (JCE) held its third regional meeting this Thursday with members and secretaries of the electoral councils in the southern region of the country, in order to conduct a survey and learn about the current status of 20 dependencies located in the provinces of San Juan, Elias Peña and Azua.
Prior to closing remarks by Jacques Liranzo, JCE Honorary Member Samir Shami Issa, as Coordinator of the Committee, expressed their desire to bring an approach to knowing the problems and situations that exist or are experiencing. and what could serve as recommendations for the upcoming electoral process.
Addressing the audience, he said, “We know there are many problems and we are very concerned and there is an intention to solve them.”
Shami Issa also specified that the goal of the plenary session is to work on the formation of electoral councils as of the next few months.
“We will devote our efforts to studying all the proposals made in those meetings to select people who match a file where transparency, independence and integrity prevail, in accordance with the law,” he said.