Ciudad Juárez voters disappear by the thousands

The local electoral institute reported that thousands of voters have disappeared from Ciudad Juárez. By law, election-day poll workers are chosen by lot from among registered voters. The election agency notifies those selected in person and holds training sessions. However, the agency reported that in its first 11 days of trying to track down individuals, more than 13,000 could not be located because they had moved, their homes were abandoned or destroyed, or they were dead. This compares to just over 14,000 who were successfully contacted. The head of the Juárez municipal election assembly, Saúl Osollo Muñoz, said, “We knew were going to have this kind of panorama, but we had no idea of the number of cases that would result.” (Excelsior 4/18)

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