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CEE Reveals Final Details for June 5th Primaries

By on June 1, 2016

SAN JUAN – Representatives from various agencies, who will provide support in security, water, electricity and physical infrastructure during the general primaries Sunday, June 5, gathered at the State Elections Committee (CEE by it Spanish initials) to discuss their available resources and last minute preparations for this electoral event.

Commissioners of the four registered political parties were present during the meeting. (Caribbean Business)

Commissioners of the four registered political parties were present during the meeting. (CB photo/Ismael Torres)

The meeting was led by CEE President Liza García Vélez with the support of electoral commissioners of the four registered political parties.

Chief of Operations from Dominion, Javier Giménez, in charge of the technology for the electronic scrutiny process, said training has already been given to the election volunteers of each party participating in this event and that all of the machines programmed to be used are ready.

On the other hand, the Electoral Commissioner from the New Progressive Party (NPP), Jorge Dávila, expressed that his party already has all its volunteers – more than 15,000 – to work in 2,848 voting centers that will open for the NPP primaries.

Such entities as Claro, the Puerto Rico Police, the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (Prasa), the Electric Power Authority (Prepa) and the Department of Education, which will provide 1,174 schools around the island to be used as polling stations – participated in Wednesday’s meeting.

Meanwhile, the number of voting centers for the Democratic presidential primary between former first lady Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders has been significantly reduced from the previously announced 1,510 to some 440 due to issues having to do with the recruitment of volunteers to work at the polling schools. Therefore, the Democratic Party’s committeeman, Kenneth McClintock, lowered the estimated number of participants from 660,000 to 300,000.

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