The Central Electoral Board (JCE) of the Dominican Republic has officially opened the campaign period for municipal offices, including mayor, councilors, district directors, and vocalists. The campaign period commences from the date of the proclamation and will run until midnight on February 15. The general ordinary elections for these levels are scheduled for February 18, 2024, as per Article 209 of the Dominican Constitution.
Call to Political Entities and Eligible Citizens
The JCE has called upon all recognized political parties, groups, and movements, as well as eligible citizens, to participate in the general municipal elections. The Board has provided detailed information about the officials to be elected and has emphasized that during the campaign, political entities must exercise their rights according to the law and comply with legal duties and prohibitions.
Adherence to Campaign Ethics and Regulations
This includes adhering to campaign ethical norms, regulations concerning campaign acts, electoral propaganda, expenditure limits, and individual rights and guarantees. The JCE underscores the importance of conducting campaign activities while respecting the established norms.
Other Notable Electoral Updates
In other electoral news, a special election to choose a successor to George Santos, the New York Republican expelled from the U.S. House last week, will take place on February 13, as announced by Governor Kathy Hochul. The race, expected to be a high-profile contest, will kickstart a year of consequential congressional elections in the state. New York is emerging as a key battleground in the fight to control the House, attracting attention from both Republicans and Democrats.
Meanwhile, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, leading the Georgia election subversion case, dismissed claims that holding a trial in August would constitute 'election interference.' Willis reaffirmed that Georgia prosecutors have no intention of interfering with the presidential election.