02 de Oct de 2022

Nacional

741 Panamanians vote from abroad

PANAMA. The Electoral Tribunal has received 741 envelopes from Panamanians living abroad with votes for the upcoming general elections.

PANAMA. The Electoral Tribunal has received 741 envelopes from Panamanians living abroad with votes for the upcoming general elections.

According to a report by the Tribunal’s Commission on Votes from Abroad, most of the votes have come from the United States (455), followed by Spain (38), Colombia (35), and Canada (31).

Panamanians residing outside the country were able to exert their political rights for the first time in history, after registering with the Electoral Tribunal in late 2008.

Similarly, prisoners and patients in health centers and homes for the elderly are also allowed to vote for the first time.

1,172 Panamanians living in the United States registered to vote in the elections, followed by countrymen living in Costa Rica (58), Venezuela (55), Spain (49), Canada (44), Colombia (41), Mexico (40) and Germany (23).

Panamanians residing in Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Luxembourg, Belgium and Austria have also registered, totaling 1,706 registered Panamanians altogether.

A total of 2.2 million Panamanians are registered to vote, which represents an increase of more than 200,000 people from the last elections in 2004.