on Wednesday ensured that the 977,292 Peruvian nationals authorized to vote abroad will rely on 214 polling places available during the
Through the embassies and consular offices, it will be guaranteed that the 214 voting places necessary for the 3,371 voting tables consigned to 204 foreign cities in 78 countries (from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) unless —by provisions of the local authority— another schedule has to be crafted.
Consular offices coordinate with national, federal, local, and municipal authorities, as well as health officials, to ensure completion of Election Day
and compliance with the biosafety protocols required within the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will make it possible to guarantee the essential conditions for compatriots abroad to exercise their right to vote safely.
Likewise, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
permanently monitors the existing sanitary conditions in each consular district, with the aim of taking the corresponding measures that allow safeguarding the health of fellow citizens based abroad, in case the pandemic prevents the normal development of activities on Election Day
The countries hosting the largest number of Peruvian voters are the United States (310,378), Spain (152,381), Argentina (143,189), Chile (117,140), and Italy (94,590).
On the other hand, 13 destinations register less than 100 voters each, such as: Thailand (91), Morocco (55), Algeria (25), Trinidad and Tobago (17), and Indonesia (16), among others.
In the case of Venezuela —where it was necessary to set up 69 voting tables for 19,711 voters— it will not be possible to host Peruvian elections due to the impossibility of complying with the extemporaneous demands imposed by the Venezuelan regime.