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voter id requirements in Mexico ?

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, April 05, 2021, 20:19 (11 days ago) @ Scott

Mexico's federal government tries to make access to getting a Credencial as easy as possible for everyone by locating an INE office in every municipio.

As a new citizen, I don't understand why I can't register to vote in the elections two months from now. I have a Mexican passport, but I can't get a voter card until after the elections in June. I know very little about what changes are being made in the USA, but I feel the Mexican system has its own quirks too, which prevent some people from voting also (like me).

¡Felicidades, paisa'!

I don't know when you got your citizenship, but there is a period before every election when there is a massive propaganda campaign encouraging citizens to obtain or update their credencial before the cutoff date to participate in upcoming elections. It was the very first thing I did after I got my citizenship. Got my passport the same day as my citizenship at the same place in Acapulco.

You had until 10 Feb 2021 to get your credencial for this year's elections. In the past we would pick them up at the INE office (previously IFE), but now they deliver them to your address by package delivery service after about 5 or 6 weeks, according to their website. You can get your credencial at any time, but you won't be able to participate in the upcoming elections in June.


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