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INE confirms operation of electronic ballot boxes that will be installed in overseas vote reception modules

The National Electoral Institute (INE) confirmed the operation of the 7.0 electronic ballot boxes being shipped to the United States and Canada thanks to the installation of the Voting Receiving Module (MRV), which will be implemented in consular for the first time. Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Montreal offices to pilot test overseas in-person voting in Coahuila and Mexico State gubernatorial elections.

June 4, 11 7.0 ELECTRONIC BALLOTS – The property of INE will be used in the Voting Reception Module, where citizens of Mexico and Coahuilens living abroad with valid voting credentials issued abroad will be able to participate.

So far 351 people have registered to vote in person. However, any citizen with a voting credential issued abroad who has not registered in the postal or electronic modality over the Internet may vote at the consular office.

During the verification of the ballot boxes, the correct operation of the mechanism by which the QR codes will be read will automatically complete the access information (username and password) in the URL for entering the Electronic Voting System by Internet (SIVEI). which will allow every citizen to cast his vote; In the same way, correct access to the URL preloaded in the ballot box was verified, with manual entry of the said access information in SIVEI as a contingency measure.

The Protocol Act, attended by representatives of political parties, also reviewed the integrity of the materials required for the installation of the Voting Receiving Modules at the consulates, which were packed in four boxes for each headquarters.

The first box, under the responsibility of the Executive Directorate of Election Organization (DEOE), contains electoral materials and documents: the file box of the State of Mexico, the file box of Coahuila, a transparent ballot box and the special partition.

Second, the Federal Electoral Registry (DERFE) and the DEOE in charge of the Executive Directorate were integrated with additions for voter identification: QR code reader (gun, base and USB cable), thermal printer – which will print the identification code – and Paper rolls for these printers.

The third and fourth boxes, the responsibility of the DEOE and the Computing Services Technical Unit (UTSI), correspond to computing devices for casting votes, among them 7.0 electronic ballot boxes, chargers, USB/Ethernet connection adapters, and foam. Ballot box handle security, integrated into box three.

Similarly, electrical and multi-contact extensions, Internet cables of various sizes, and interconnection devices (desktop switch), packed in box four.

In the verification, signage for the module was also checked, including a canvas identifying the headquarters; welcome banner; banner “Reason why you cannot vote at this location”; welt adhesive vinyl for flooring; tablecloth skirts for the “identification table” and “voting” boards; identification of the “voting area” canvas; As well as the banners “How to vote” and “Electoral observers and political party representatives”.

Once the boxes are integrated, from today until Wednesday 17 May, INE staff will take them to the offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) to be sent via diplomatic bags to each of the consular offices.

INE staff manning the voting receiving module will reach the four headquarters cities on June 1.

On 2 June, a test will be carried out to verify that all elements have arrived correctly and the next day, a drill will be carried out to guarantee the correct functioning of the module on the day of the election, which will be held on 4 June. 8:00 a.m. Mexico City time.

Prior to this, on the following Friday, May 19, the nominal list of overseas electors will be loaded into the computer equipment that will be used in the MRV, as the term expires on that day, to resolve any tests. for which any derived citizen may be included. To protect the political-electoral rights of the citizens.

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