Mexicans go to the polls Sunday, June 6, in mid-term elections that analysts at both home and abroad believe will be key to determining the course the federal government follows for the next three years.
In the federal legislative election, voters will choose 500 deputies (200 through proportional representation) to sit in the Chamber of Deputies – the nation’s lower house – for the 65th Congress.
Fifteen gubernatorial elections are also scheduled on the same day, including Jalisco’s neighboring states of Nayarit, Colima and Michoacan.
Local elections will be held for 30 state legislatures, 1,923 mayors and town hall councils (ayuntamientos or municipalities) and Mexico City’s borough mayors.
In Jalisco, voters will elect 38 state congressman and women (by direct vote in the 20 electoral districts, and 18 through proportional representation), as well as presidentes municipales (mayors) and councilors in all 125 municipalities.