TSE estimates that 51% of voters went to the polls to vote on February 28

TSE estimates that 51% of voters went to the polls to vote on February 28

About 5.4 million Salvadorans were called in to elect the new Legislative Assembly and the country’s 262 mayors

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal, TSE, reported tonight at a press conference about developing the preliminary examination for the legislative and municipal elections held today.

We have 51% of the electorate in the municipal and legislative elections, said TSE President Dora Esmeralda Martinez.

Meanwhile, TSE technician Eduardo Lozano said the data published at this time on the Electoral College website only indicates the number of votes, not the number of legislative seats, given that it is a number that is made in the final audit.

Lozano added that more than 8,000 records are still being processed, explaining that the system updates information every 30 seconds.

The 1,595 polling stations began to close at 5 pm to make way for the vote count in the municipal and legislative elections.

It may interest you: Check here in real time the preliminary results of the 2021 elections

In addition, the Supreme Court of Elections (TSE) Perform the zeroing process for the results processing system Primary elections. This gives certainty that the system will score results, based on information from the three records generated in each of the 8,451 JRVs.

About 5.4 million Salvadorans were called up to elect the new Congress, 262 mayors in the country and a number of Representatives of the Central American Parliament (Parlasin), a legislative institution for regional integration.

Elected officials will take office on May 1. All fees are for a period of three years.

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Earlier, Supreme Election Court judge, Noel Orellana, commented that if the primary counting system fails anyway, the Electoral College is prepared.

It may interest you: On the development of vote counting in municipal and legislative elections

“We do not have one contingency plan, but rather two contingency plans to implement in case the technology on the table fails, we are optimistic that it will not happen, but if it does, we have all the necessary measures, including, as a last resort, we can even manually fill the same Record formats, completed manually, with the endorsement of the Office of the Prosecutor, the Office of the Prosecutor for the Defense of Human Rights and observers who will attest to the transparency that exceptional problems that may arise in the vote count will be dealt with.

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