The elections that will take place in Argentina in 2021 will serve to renew seats in the Legislative Power, at the national, provincial and municipal levels, for which Registration is open to sign up as a table authority, position that is remunerated by the State.
The polling stations are made up of citizens chosen by lottery or drawn from voluntary applications. To be able to exercise as such, You must be a skilled voter, be between 18 and 70 years of age, reside in the electoral section where you are going to serve and know how to read and write.
The table presidents and their alternates are appointed by the Federal Court with electoral jurisdiction of the corresponding district, which sends the notifications by post to each citizen who must fulfill the role of table authority. The appointment of election authorities is an inalienable public duty.
To encourage citizens to actively participate in said process, Law No. 26,571 established the creation of the Public Registry of Applicants for Table Authorities, providing at the same time that the Federal Courts with electoral jurisdiction take into account the registered persons at the time of designating those who will carry out these functions in the next elections.
The PASO will be held on September 12 and the general elections on November 14.
In addition to receiving citizens’ votes, the polling station authorities will be in charge of everything related to polling stations, opening and closing of the act, casting of the vote and operation of the dark room.
How to sign up to be a table authority
There will be two instances of elections: the STEP (Open, Simultaneous and Compulsory Primaries) to be held on September 12, and the general ones scheduled for November 14. In both cases, the table authorities will be the same.
Registration can be done in person at the headquarters of the Federal Court that is in charge of supervising the elections in each district, or online in the CNE website. You must have a complete digitized copy (in PDF format) of the DNI, LE or LC.
For face-to-face registration, you must present the identity document and, as officially clarified, “it is an essential requirement not to be affiliated with any political party since the last election.” Of course, it is clarified that the registration does not guarantee the call.
The site of the National Electoral Chamber to register as a candidate to be a table authority.
For the 2021 midterm elections, a basic of 1,200 pesos will be paid and a plus for those who have participated in the training activities recognized by the National Electoral Justice, prior to the PASO and in national elections: they will take an extra $ 900.
While, they will charge $ 3,600 “The citizens who fulfill functions as delegates in the voting places designated by the National Electoral Justice.”
Resolution 108/202 of the Ministry of Interior, published in the Official bulletin, establishes the amount that the table authorities will receive, which will have up to 12 months to be able to collect it.
It has been established that it is a sum of $ 2,500 pesos as per diem for each of these two days. In addition, those people who have participated in training activities recognized by the National Electoral Justice will receive $ 1,500.
The resolution clarifies that, “if for any reason a citizen cannot act as a polling station authority in any of the elections, You will be paid the proportional part of the amount that corresponds to you”.
The form that must be completed on the website of the National Electoral Chamber.
The National Electoral Chamber It will verify the fulfillment of the established functions and will inform the Official Post of the list of people entitled to receive the compensation established in this measure, indicating the number of the desk where they worked.
Another clarification is that “you may also choose to use the financial services of the Correo Oficial de la República Argentina SA or by transferring the corresponding amounts to the Electoral Secretariats” in order to make effective payment of the paid travel expenses.
Thus, the people with the right to receive these payments must attend the place and in the manner that is duly indicated with their ID, procedure that will have to be carried out in a maximum period of one year.
“12 months after the date of the national election in 2021, will prescribe your right to receive them”Says the resolution.