Today the second electoral round is taking place. The polls give Andrés Arauz the winner over Guillermo Lasso, but the outcome will be known from 17:00 local time.
Article 143 of the Constitution explains that the ” President or president and vice president or vice president will be elected by an absolute majority of valid votes cast. ‘‘. That is, null or blank votes would not be added to the winning candidate. The Article informs that the binomial will be elected by an absolute majority of valid votes or with 40% of votes but with a difference of 10% over the second most voted force.
The null vote consists of introducing any unofficial paper inside the official envelope that is introduced in the ballot box. If any type of object or symbol is included inside the envelope, for example, when two ballots of two different candidacies are introduced. On the other hand, if two ballots of the same candidate are introduced, it will be considered as a single vote.
A vote It is also considered null when it is incorrectly marked or if you mark with more options than those allowed on paper.
This option consists of not entering any vote in the ballot box, that is, not going to vote during election day. Abstention does not affect the final result and neither does it add votes to any political party.
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