To guarantee full vote quality, a week ahead of the upcoming general elections in Cuba, local electoral authorities will carry out a drill, on Sunday March 4.
General elections will take place March Sunday 11, when Cubans will vote provincial government delegates and deputies to the National Assembly of People’s Power (Parliament), but as it is commonplace here, prior to that moment all resources, good practices and personnel performance must be put to test.
The drill will take place on Sunday between 07:00 am and 08: 30 but without the participation by voters or the pioneer children who traditionally guard the ballot boxes, said Tomas Amaran, vice-president of the National Electoral Commission.
Following the drill experience, electoral authorities will evaluate all stages of the electoral process, including the communication means, the flow of voting reports and ballot counting procedures, in order to address any problems in terms of practice or availability of resources.
On Sunday March 11, eight million Cubans have been summoned to vote 1,265 provincial government delegates and 605 parliamentarians for a five-year term.
Once the vote concludes, provincial assemblies will take seat on March 25, while the Parliament will be set up on April 19 as lawmakers will elect the parliament president and other executives as well as the new Council of State of Cuba, who will pick the new president of the country.
With information of ACN