Little more than 58,000 Spanish nationals living abroad have applied to vote in this Sunday’s regional election four years ago voted nearly 134,000 emigrants. The largest number of requests for the next elections have come from France (11.703), followed by Cuba country (9.128) and Argentina (9.209). Little more than 58,000 Spanish residents abroad have applied to vote in the regional elections on Sunday, only 8.2 per cent of those who are entitled to do so and less than half of those who participated in the recent elections. The reform of the electoral law eliminated his right to vote in the municipal to avoid the high percentage of immigrant population enumerated in some municipalities to determine the direction of the Mayor’s Office, but also imposed new requirements for the autonomic. Before the reform, all Spaniards including the Census of electors resident ausentes (CERA) received the necessary documentation to vote in their homes, but now only receive a form to request the vote. After doing so, they receive ballots and can exercise their right – by mail or ballot boxes in numerous consulates, but there are many that have not taken that first step.
The Census of absent resident voters (CERA) for these autonomous elections adds 705.097 Spaniards, but the Electoral Census Office has only received the request of 58.097 electors vote. Four years ago, in a similar autonomous, they voted nearly 134,000 emigrants. The largest number of requests for the next elections have come from France (11.703), followed by Cuba country (9.128) and Argentina (9.209). Source of the news: falls the emigrant vote: only 8% requested to exercise his right for the elections of the 22-M