Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has created a form to help voters who have any issues with fingerprinting when voting in this year’s presidential and local elections, announced the rector of the institution, Tania D’Amelio, in an interview Wednesday.
The Integrated Authentication System, a technology used at voting machines in Venezuela which identifies voters through fingerprinting to prevent double voting and identity theft, is a new feature of the coming elections, the rector explained.
If voters have not registered their fingerprints with the CNE, a regularization form will be made available on the day of the elections to allow voters to present their data, register their fingerprints and vote.
Starting this Friday, for a period of one month, the CNE will operate booths throughout the country where registered voters can update and register their fingerprints for the coming presidential and local elections.
“If any person can’t update [their fingerprints], on October 7 they will be able to cast their votes anyway,” the rector said, reiterating that the form will be available at every voting center.
The booths will have the same fingerprinting scans used for other elections.
AVN / Press Office – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / June 20, 2012