close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Over 500,000 dead people on voting rolls in Chile

More than 500,000 dead people are still on the voting rolls in Chile, according to a member of the country`s election board.



Santiago: More than 500,000 dead people are still on the voting rolls in Chile, according to a member of the country`s election board.

Patricio Santamaria said during a meeting on Wednesday that there are "between 500,000 and 600,000" dead people on the voting rolls, El Mercurio newspaper reported.

Election officials "don`t have the authority to purge the voter register" because current law would not permit it and an amendment to allow such a procedure remains on hold along with the rest of a new electoral statute declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court, Santamaria said.

To resolve this problem, the elections board is analyzing different alternatives, including summoning those who are presumed to be dead to appear before the board, El Mercurio said.

This measure, however, would be implemented for future elections, not for November`s presidential and congressional ballot.

IANS

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels