In the PASO 2021 elections, a part of the electoral roll did not show up to vote. As voting in Argentina is mandatory, those who do not participate in the election and do not present a justification for their conduct must pay a fine. It is $ 50 for the PASO and $ 100 in the general elections. In addition, in the case of a repeat offender, the fine may be higher and they will remain in the offender’s registry.
These legislative elections were different. Mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic and that is why the National Electoral Chamber (CNE) reported, once the definitive register was published, that there would be different measures to avoid contagion during this day and also who were exempted from showing up to vote.
“In the event that a voter who exhibits obvious symptoms compatible with Covid-19 or who for any other circumstance constitutes a suspected case of Covid-19 in the terms of the provisions of current health regulations, will be informed that he is present to vote. his non-casting of the vote is justified and that he must withdraw to fulfill preventive isolation, “the CNE said in an official statement at the time.
Despite the epidemiological context, as the law indicates, voting is mandatory. All native Argentines, by choice, who are 18 years of age or over and under 70 years of age by November 14, who are registered in the electoral roll, must vote compulsorily.
For their part, those who are 16 and 17 years old, or 15 years old but turn 16 until November 14, had an optional right to vote. The same will happen in the general elections in November.
How to know if you are an electoral offender
However, all the people who were absent in the PASO elections this Sunday will be included in the Register of Offenders of the Electoral Justice. To know if you effectively integrate it, you must enter https://infractores.padron.gob.ar/.
On the site you have to enter the DNI number and the electoral district. In addition, voters can see if they have outstanding fines or if they have been violators in previous elections. If necessary, the monetary penalties can range from 50 to 500 pesos, depending on the degree of recidivism of the voter.
Those who appear as offenders will be able to regularize their situation by paying the fine, for which, through the same consultation page of the National Electoral Justice, they will be able to generate and print the payment slip or pay quickly on the same website by some electronic medium.
Similarly, for those cases in which the voters who appear as offenders and consider that it is an error, there is the possibility of making the claim remotely. It must be done within 60 days of the election. /Chronicle