who’s who at the elections table in Catalonia

who's who at the elections table in Catalonia

Security measures in the elections in CataloniaDifferences between abstention, blank vote or invalid voteThe citizens of Catalonia with age and powers to vote are called to the polls this Sunday, February 14. Although, some of them will not go to their polling stations for different reasons, although there are a few who will have to, and will remain there for the whole day. These are an essential piece for the elections, since they will be in charge of maintaining control over the suffrage. In each of the places chosen for such a process, there will be a president of the table and two members, which will be responsible for the verification and validity of the votes of the electors of all the municipalities of the region.

The chosen persons, who will be notified that have been selected several days in advance, both principals and alternates, must be at 8:00 a.m. in the electoral college that corresponds to form the tables and adopt the task that has been assigned, by lot, during the entire time that the elections last. The work of each of the actors that make up each polling station are as follows.

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B. T.A total of 14,200 agents of the Mossos d’Esquadra and local police control security during election day in Catalonia this Sunday

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First of all, the president of the table, together with the members, you will have to check from early in the morning that the polling place has everything necessary for the elections to take place. Then you must announce the beginning and end of the electoral process, in addition to signing the charter charter and checking the envelopes at the time voters exercise their right to vote. You must read and count each of the entries during the scrutiny and will be in charge of announcing the final result when the process is finished. Before making the count, the chair must enter the ballot box votes cast by mail.

After the count, the presidents of the tables They will deliver the required envelopes to the Court of First Instance or Peace of the constituency in which the table is located. At the time of the elections, the president shall be the person with the higher authority within the polling place and may request help from the security forces and bodies if the situation requires it at any specific moment of the day.


As indicated, the members must also check upon arrival that the polling place has the necessary material for them to be carried out. the elections, as well as they will have to sign the act of constitution of the table. During the day, they must make sure that the voters who arrive are registered in the electoral census list, as well as their identity, by verifying the identification data they are given, either the National identity document, Passport or driving license. Then they will write down in the numbered list the name and surname of those who are exercising their right to vote, in the order in which they have cast it, and, finally, they will have to sign it.

The members will have to verify during the scrutiny that the information that the president teaches them regarding the vote is correct and that the number of envelopes in the ballot box is the same as that indicated in the numbered list. At the end, one of the members must stay in the electoral college until an employee of the post be there to receive one of the envelopes with the results.

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The confidentialIf the person elected or elected does not adequately justify not participating in a polling station, they may incur a crime punishable by prison terms of between three months and one year


The auditors and the auditors will be appointed up to three days before the elections, and the representatives of each candidacy will do so. These are the ones chosen for represent each one at the polling stations and they will have the right to participate, yes, they have a voice but no vote in the deliberations of the table. This means that they can make claims or protests, as well as request certifications, but they cannot make any decisions about the votes or the voters.

They can request the identification of the voters to verify the identity if they wish or believe it convenient and they will have to sign the numbered list of the same at the end of the day and the act of constitution of the polling station. They have the possibility, if they deem it appropriate, to attend the delivery of the envelopes to the court in the company of the presidency.


As for the proxies, these are party representatives, who appear in all electoral acts and operations. In this way, they can freely access all polling stations to examine the conduct of voting and counting. Like the proxies, they can also make complaints or claims and observe the votes during the count when the chair shows them to the members of the table.


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