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Mexico chooses new president & Jalisco governor on Sunday

Mexico goes to the polls on Sunday, June 2, in the largest election ever held in this nation’s history.

pg1dAround 98 million adults aged over 18 who are registered on Mexico’s electoral roll (padron electoral) will be able to vote for candidates for 20,000 positions, including the presidency, 500 federal deputies and 128 senators, as well as nine state governors and governments, including Jalisco and Mexico City. Approximately 1,900 municipalities will elect mayors and councilors in 30 states. (The turnout for the 2018 federal elections was 63.42 percent.)

As of Thursday, May 30, a three-day ban (veda electoral)  was enforced on all campaigning, advertising and disseminating or publishing of surveys or poll results, a measure that will stay in effect until the polls close on Sunday evening.  All government agencies are likewise prohibited from any kind of publicity or self-promotion, save for health or educational purposes.

Across Jalisco, 10,868 polling stations will be installed, mostly in schools and other public spaces. They will be administered by 98,127 election-day officials, all private citizens who have undergone training in the necessary electoral procedures. Representatives from all the political parties on the ballot will be permitted to observe all proceedings at the polling stations.

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