Electoral Court of Uruguay

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The Electoral Court (Spanish: Corte Electoral) is the autonomous court which oversees elections and electoral results at all levels of Uruguayan government: national and local elections, referendums, etc.

The Electoral Court is ruled by Section XVIII of the Uruguayan Constitution and by law.[1]

In Uruguay, voting is compulsory for every person over 18 years. Every citizen must be registered at the Electoral Court and get a Civic Credential which allows that citizen to cast the vote.

Candidates to any elective post must register their ballot papers at the Electoral Court before every election.

There are other institutions whose elections are controlled by the Electoral Court, such as the University of the Republic[2] the National Teachers Assemblies[3] or the Social Security Bank.[4]

Authorities[edit]

The Electoral Court is chaired by nine Ministers:[5]

Former Ministers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ley N° 13.882 del 18 de setiembre de 1970
  2. ^ Ley Nº 14.101 del 4 de enero de 1973
  3. ^ Ley Nº 16.035 del 24 de abril de 1989
  4. ^ Ley Nº 16.241 del 9 de enero de 1992
  5. ^ Renuevan órganos de contralor, la "asignatura pendiente" del sistema El País. Consultado el 8 de julio de 2010.