Monday, February 18, 2013

Presidential Election

Here is a link to a newspaper article about the Brennie and I voting.

The interview was held in Spanish.

The only thing inaccurate is that it is not the first time we have voted here.  
We voted a couple years ago also.
In the newspaper, they had our names correct.  In the online version ..... all the pieces of our names are there ...... but a tad bit scrambled.

The Gringo Voters
Showing our Certificados de Votacion
Once you have your resident visa, you have the right to vote. 
When you vote, you get your certificado de votacion (proof that you voted).
When you do some official things, you must show your certificado de votacion.
From what I can tell, voting is required of all citizens.  (I could be wrong about that .........I often am.

Life is sweet,

PS:  Yeah, we bought a couple issues of the paper. 


  1. Copied from:

    Title II, Chapter 5, Articles 62 & 63
    Article 62. The persons in possession of political rights have the right to equal, direct, secret and publicly scrutinized universal suffrage, in conformity with the following provisions:
    1. Voting shall be mandatory for persons over eighteen years of age. Detained persons who have not been convicted and sentenced shall exercise their right to vote.
    2. Voting shall be optional for persons between sixteen and eighteen years of age, elderly persons over sixty-five years of age, Ecuadorians who live abroad, members of the Armed Forces and National Police Force, and persons with disabilities.

    Article 63. Ecuadorians abroad have the right to elect the President and Vice-President of the Republic, members of parliament representing the country and Ecuadorian nationals abroad, and can be elected to any office.
    Foreign persons residing in Ecuador have the right to vote as long as they have resided legally in the country for at least five years.

  2. You two are my heros.... and now newspaper celebrities... had lunch with Marcie today.... She misses you.... See you soon... George

  3. Did you have those newspapers laminated? As an experienced laminator, just wondering! ;)

  4. Where are you???

    Charlotte NV