Electoral Court of Uruguay
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.
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.
The Electoral Court is chaired by nine Ministers:
- Ronald Herbert President (Independent)
- Wilfredo Penco (Broad Front)
- Washington Salvo (Broad Front)
- Walter Pesqueira (Broad Front)
- Germán Lezama (Broad Front)
- Margarita Reyes (National Party)
- Sandra Etcheverry (National Party)
- Gustavo Silveira (Colorado Party)
- Alberto Brause (Colorado Party)
- Carlos A. Urruty Navatta, President (Colorado Party)
- Renán Rodríguez Santurio, Vicepresident (Colorado Party)
- Alberto Maschwitz (National Party)
- Rodolfo González Rissotto (National Party)
- Washington Salvo Stotz (Frente Amplio)
- José Mario Orlando Dacal (Colorado Party)
- Edgardo Martínez Zimarioff (Colorado Party)
- Manuel Báez (National Party)
- Wilfredo Penco (Frente Amplio)