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Elections Simulation Considered Successful

By on May 7, 2016

SAN JUAN – New Progressive Party Elections Commissioner Jorge Dávila called the first simulation of an election using digital vote-counting equipment “successful.” The drill was conducted Saturday as part of preparations ahead of the June 5 primary.

Dávila said the party had 223 polling schools with “approximately 700 polling officials, and everything flowed extremely well, and as with all tests, helped us identify areas we can fine-tune. It was an operational practice run; people did not have to go to vote because it was basically for polling-station officials and regional directors to interact with the process.”

He added that although it was a State Elections Commission simulation “and not the parties’, we in the NPP allowed that in addition to the officials, there be observers.”

“It was demonstrated today that the NPP’s electoral brigade is more than prepared to work with the electronic voting. They did great work and showed that we will ensure a transparent and reliable electoral process,” Dávila added.

Inter News Service

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