On Sunday, June 6, the second round of the 2021 Peru general elections, where Peruvians had to elect the next president of the Republic for the period 2021-2026. As the day was carried out in the middle of the pandemic of the COVID-19In order not to expose themselves to the virus – despite security protocols – some voters did not approach their voting centers.
Although in Peru the vote is mandatory, adults over 70 years they are exonerated from voting in all types of elections. However, taking into account that electoral day took place in the midst of a health emergency, the ONPE He specified that from the age of 65 it is not mandatory to attend to vote, since they are people who are in the vulnerable group against the coronavirus.
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In this sense, people who for some reason did not attend to vote and are not within this group of exonerated persons must pay the electoral fine, as well as those who did not fulfill their function as a polling station member, both for those elected by the ONPE and for those elected by the ONPE. those who refused to replace an absent board member. As a result, some questions arise: How to pay the financial penalty and what happens if I do not cancel the penalty? We will detail it below.
ELECTORAL FINES: WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW MUCH ARE THEY INCREASED?
Voting is mandatory for Peruvian citizens from the age of 18 on the day of the election. In case they do not vote, a scale was established according to the area where they live.
- Non-poor district: S/ 88
- Not extreme poor district: S/ 44
- Extreme poor district: S/ 22
Table member ignored
If you were drawn as a table member (regular or alternate), it is your duty to attend to exercise this function. If you don’t, you will have to pay a fine for failure to install the table.
- The fine to pay is S/220.
Polling station member and voter ignored
If you do not fulfill the function of table member and at the same time you do not vote, you will have to pay two fines: one by ignoring the installation of the table and the other by ignoring the vote.
- The amount to be paid will be: S / 220 + fine for voter disregard according to your district.
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HOW TO PAY THE PENALTY FOR NOT VOTING ON THE SECOND ROUND
1. Check if you have an electoral fine
- You can do it from: https://multas.jne.gob.pe/login O CLICK HERE. On this website you will be able to see if you have an electoral fine, the reason and whether or not a collection process has been started.
- You can also find out at the offices of the National Elections Jury or at the same agencies of the Banco de la Nación.
2. Pay your fine
- You can cancel your penalty:
- Through the Págalo.pe platform.
- In the agencies of the Banco de la Nación.
- In the box of the JNE office, located at av. Nicolás de Piérola 1070, Cercado de Lima, with Visa card or cash.
The payment of the fines is not personal and anyone can pay your debt, providing your DNI number. Of course, if you don’t pay your fine, the JNE You can initiate a compulsory collection process, where they can garnish your bank accounts.
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WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T PAY MY ELECTORAL FINES
- You will not be able to register any act related to your marital status (marriage, divorce, widowhood, etc.).
- You will not be able to intervene in judicial or administrative processes.
- You will not be able to perform notarial acts or sign any type of contract.
- You cannot be appointed a public official.
- You will not be able to enroll in any social program and / or obtain a brevete.
- You will not be able to leave the country.
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