Monday, 08 January 2024 04:13

More than 741 thousand salvadorans living abroad will be able to vote as of today

Written by Karla Gutiérrez

At 00:00 hours this saturday january 6th, the Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE) gave the starting signal to begin the voting process for salvadorans living abroad, which is done remotely through the internet.


According to data from the collegiate body, there are 741,094 salvadorans residing abroad who have a Documento Único de Identidad (DUI), and are eligible to cast their vote and participate in the elections of this year 2024.

To cast their vote the Salvadoran diaspora will have to enter the website: which will be available until february 4, date on which the presidential elections will be held in El Salvador.

In order to enter the voting system, the voter must first perform a biometric test consisting of facial recognition or "Face ID", which will be automatically compared with the personal photograph contained in the DUI.

"With this activity El Salvador opens itself to the world, advancing in the route of modernity and technology, as we move to materialize the text of the law with which it is implemented for the first time in the salvadoran electoral system", said Magistrate Dora Esmeralda Martinez.


The event was attended by representatives of the Fiscalía General de la República (FGR), the Procuraduría para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (PDDH), the Junta de Vigilancia Electoral, representatives of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in El Salvador, the Spanish company INDRA, the auditing firm CGTS Corp, and other entities.




Translated by: A.M