Venezuelan embassies set up polling stations
A total of 304 polling stations will be set up in Venezuelan embassies and consulates so that 100,495 Venezuelan residents overseas can exercise their right to vote and fulfill their constitutional duty
Setup of polling stations in Venezuela's embassies and consulates will start at 8:00 am, as reported by the National Electoral Council (CNE).
As many as 39,018 polling stations have been slated for 18,802,648 voters in Venezuela, in addition to 304 polling stations for 100,495 Venezuelan residents overseas.
Polling workers, including the head, two principal members and the clerk, as well as the operators of the voting machines should be present as a requirement to establish the polling stations.
Two witnesses of several political parties should be present as well. During the action, the equipment should be checked to ensure its sealing together with the CNE certificate.
Polling workers should check the records, ballots and voting rolls. They should ensure that the contents of the election kit are consistent with the voting place.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."