Sergio Perdomo, journalist
Mexico.- Local elections are coming. Women and youth, between the ages of 21 and 25, have shown the most interest in participating on June 4.
The INE has accredited 7,564 people as electoral observers – 10,320 trained – for local electoral processes in the states of Coahuila and Mexico as of 4 June.
According to the follow-up report of the accreditation process of electoral observers participating in the institutions with the general local electoral process 2022-2023 with a cut-off of May 19, 2023, 13 thousand 567 requests for electoral observations were received, of which 3,527 were in Coahuila and 10,040 belonged to the State of Mexico.
The report submitted to the Commission for Temporary Monitoring for Local Electoral Processes 2022-2023 approved the distribution of 10,320 training courses and 7,564 people as electoral observers, 2,045 in Coahuila and 5,519 in the State of Mexico.
In relation to the total number of people accredited as election observers, 3,975 (52.6 percent) are women and 3,589 (47.4 percent) are men. Similarly, the report suggests that more people are recognized between the ages of 21 and 25 with 17.3 percent, followed by those between the ages of 26 and 30 with 12.0 percent.
Of the total number of applications submitted, 73 have registered their interest in observing at a site abroad as part of a pilot program for Mexicans and Mexicans living abroad to vote; eight in Montreal, Canada; 30 in Los Angeles, California; In the United States, 16 in Chicago, Illinois, and 19 in Dallas, Texas.
On the other hand, the document states that of the 13,567 requests received, it was found that 1,493 people (11.0 percent) registered their interest in participating in observation in line with preventive detention carried out in prisons in Coahuila and the State of Mexico. Between May 15 and 19 last.
The report highlights increased institutional efforts by both local electoral public bodies, as well as local executive and district boards, to encourage organizations and associations serving vulnerable groups to increase their participation as election observers . More dissemination within your reach in the media with the same objective.