Ecuador: Fines for those qualified who fail to vote

Posted on January 11, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics reported the fine for Ecuadorians who are qualified but who could not or would not vote in the electoral process on February 19 , is 10% of a monthly unified payment, to this amount is added $ 8 of the cost of the species (document Which is delivered at the CNE).

The exact amount of the fine is $ 45.50 . This amount is based on the fact that the penalty for not voting is 10% of the current basic salary $ 37.50 ($ 375). To this they are added $ 8 by the valued species that the National Electoral Council requires when requesting the document.


Remember that voting is mandatory for all Ecuadorians over 18 and under 65 years old as well as those persons over 18 years of age deprived of their liberty without an enforceable conviction.

Voting is optional for:

– Ecuadorians between 16 and 18 years of age.

– Adults over 65 years.

– Ecuadorians residing abroad duly registered.

– Members of the Armed Forces and National Police in active service.

– People with disabilities, illiterate people.

– Foreigners from the age of 16 who have resided legally in Ecuador for at least five years and who have registered in the Electoral Register. Read Article

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