The electoral process this Sunday, February 7, started with delays in Guayaquil and in different provinces of Ecuador. More than 3 million Guayaquil residents are summoned to the polls today. The lines reach several blocks and crowds have also been reported at various polling places.
Due to the pandemic, citizens have to keep the distance between person and person. At least, in the electoral precincts located along Av Juan Tanca Marengo you can see hundreds of citizens waiting to enter the precincts and cast their vote.
– Metro Ecuador (@MetroEcuador) February 7, 2021
The novelty this year is that there is no informal commerce in the perimeter of the enclosures. In total, 534 voting precincts were installed in the Guayas province
At the University of Guayaquil, in the Tarqui parish, one of the largest campuses in the city, the voting began with a delay of at least 40 minutes. Voters began to arrive at 07:00 o’clock, but in most of the tables of different precincts, the members of the Vote Receiving Boards still did not conform.
Signs on biosecurity measures were also posted after the scheduled start time. At the University of Guayaquil at 07:25, the biosecurity kits had not yet arrived. Facility coordinators sought to solve the problem.
On the other hand, in the colegion Vicente Rocafuerte about an hour late could be seen closed doors, people crowding and long lines without keeping distance.
– DayannaMonroy (@dayannamonroy) February 7, 2021