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Upon the Closing of Schools, CEE is Ready to Receive the Results

By on November 8, 2016

Upon the closing at 3 p.m. with 5,626 schools available for voting throughout the island, the State Election Commission (CEE by its Spanish initials) will now start receiving the voting results in which 2,852,300 electors were inscribed to vote.

Gov. García Padilla registers to cast his vote. (Jaime Rivera/CB)

Gov. García Padilla registers to cast his vote. (Jaime Rivera/CB)

The Commission’s Computing Center, located near the area where the press center was installed in the central building in the Commission, in Hato Rey, is full of capacitated officials, journalists and security personnel that watch with considerable austerity the distinct work areas.

The electoral commissioners of the four inscribed political parties observe the process and answer the many questions received by the officials from the different voting schools.

“I see positivity, there is a good environment,” expressed Aníbal Vega Borges, Electoral Commissioner for the New Progressive Party (NPP) as soon as the schools closed.

During voting, many electors complained about the long lines in the schools due to the delay in the voting process caused by the problems confronted by many people with the management of the electronic voting machines where they had to deposit their ballots.

However, the officials made it seem like those small setbacks would not significantly affect the flow of information which by 4:30 p.m. voting results will start being offered.

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