Launch of Paisanos e-voting in the United States and Canada

Numbers. According to a report by the National Institute of Statistics, 350 Mexican men and women are registered to go to the consulates of the four designated locations and vote in person.


– “We have to go, rain, shine or shine.” Norma Martinez, originally from the state of Mexico and one of the first to vote in Montreal, Canada, was one of the Mexicans who “launched” the Electronic Online Voting System (Sivei) on Sunday, which served as a sample of what will happen in the 2024 presidential election. .

National Electoral Institute (INE) staff opened vote receiving units at the four designated locations—the consulates in Los Angeles, California; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois and Montreal, in Canada – so that for the first time in Mexican history, citizens abroad could vote in person through a Sivei.

“Since I had my INE processed at the Toronto consulate, they gave me information that we could come to vote, but I didn’t imagine it would be in Montreal,” said Martinez, who traveled six hours by car to exercise his right.

Despite the 540 kilometres, Norma said to her son, “We have to go; come thunder, rain or shine.”

At the conclusion of the polls in the three designated headquarters in the United States, the following statistics were recorded: In Los Angeles, 56 citizens participated in the vote, of whom 46 were from the State of Mexico and 10 from Coahuila. in Dallas, voted 91; Of these, 29 are from Mexico and 62 are from Coahuila. In Chicago, there were 51 votes, of which 49 were voted in the elections for the state of Mexico and two for the elections in Coahuila.

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