Havana, Cuba.- The list of voters who will participate the February 24 referendum on Cuba”s new Constitution will be released as of January 16, local radio reported on Monday.
It is important that each person verifies registration and data, and if necessary, proceed to correct, modify or update them with the corresponding constituency authorities.
The list of voters is the public document that includes identification and residence data of the citizens eligible to active vote, registered in the Electoral Registration.
Legally protected by Decree Law 248/2007, the Electoral Registration is public and permanent, and all citizens with legal capacity to vote are registered on it, Radio Rebelde station recalls.
Correos de Cuba company put the Constitution of the Republic at the Cuban inhabitants’ disposal.
The Parliament recalled during a press release that the Constitution that will replace the one in force since 1976 was approved on December 22 in the Assembly, during the second ordinary period of the 9th Legislature.
The 16-page tabloid is already available in all provinces, and its price is one Cuban peso, the document said.
Cubans have already accessed the document through media and the Internet, for a referendum in which more than eight million citizens are convened.
The new Constitution is the result of a broad popular consultation, held from August 13 to November 15, with the participation of almost nine million people in 133,000 meetings held in neighborhoods and workplaces and schools.
Gonzalez also stressed the importance of approving the new Cuban constitution, which will be ratified in February 24 in referendum, after a consultation process in more than 133,000 citizen assemblies which determined modification of 60 percent of the articles of the first version.
‘Six decades after the Triumph of the Revolution, which enshrined Cubans’ yearnings for independence and dignity, 150 years after the first constitution, we can look with satisfaction at a glorious trajectory, a free country and trust that, being owners of our destiny, it will be fuller, more socialist and prosperous’, he declared.
Aida Garcia Naranjo; sociologist and social fighter Hector Bejar; and the leaders of Peru Libre Yuri Montes and Jose Requena greeted the anniversary.