Tamaulipas celebrates elections for the first time inside prisons

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CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas – For the first time in the history of Tamaulipas, individuals deprived of their liberty (PPLs) under pre-trial detention have been allowed to vote.

They exercised their democratic right during the early voting period from May 6 to May 17.

The exercise included the participation of 524 PPLs incarcerated in the five Centers for the Execution of Sanctions (CEDES) distributed across Tamaulipas. The early voting took place from May 6 to May 17.

The project was the result of an inter-institutional collaboration between the National Electoral Institute (INE) and the Undersecretariat of Sanctions Execution and Social Reintegration of the Tamaulipas Public Security Secretariat (SSPT).

The first center where the voting took place was CEDES Altamira, where 102 PPLs voted, followed by the one in the municipality of Nuevo Laredo, where 54 voters participated.

As the municipality with the largest population in the state, Reynosa had the highest participation with 173 voters.

The last two centers to hold this exercise were Matamoros and Ciudad Victoria, where 78 and 117 PPLs voted, respectively.

It is worth mentioning that only in Reynosa and Matamoros were there representatives from political parties present, with four in the first one and one in the latter.

The elections within the CEDES of Tamaulipas were held with a two-day interval between each center from the start date, based on the enrollment and nominal list prepared by the INE during previous visits to each of them.

The electoral process will take place on June 2, during which the president of the Republic, senators, federal deputies, local deputies, and mayors will be elected.

Photo: Blanca Zumaya/RGG

Photo: Blanca Zumaya/RGG

Photo: Blanca Zumaya/RGG

Photo: Blanca Zumaya/RGG

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