“Tienen derecho a votar” (They have the right to vote) is the initiative to provide free transportation to Cuencanos with from their homes to their voting places and back, for the February 4 referendum election. The campaign is promoted by the Azuay Electoral Delegation, the National Council for the Disabilities Equality (CONADIS by its Spanish initials), and the Azuay Taxi Drivers Association. In addition, 100 Boy Scouts will be available to provide help on election day. Although voting is mandatory for Ecuadorian citizens, the disabled and those over 65 are exempt from the rule. According to its sponsors, the goal…
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