• İstanbul 21 °C
  • Ankara 17 °C

Puerto Rico halts primaries due to lack of ballots

Puerto Rico halts primaries due to lack of ballots
Governor calls situation 'outrageous'; voting postponed to Aug. 16, says State Elections Commission

By Beyza Binnur Donmez

ANKARA (AA) – Primary polls in the US island territory of Puerto Rico have been temporarily suspended due to a lack of ballots at polling stations, according to election officials.

Saying some precincts had not received ballots, set to choose candidates for this November’s election for governor, the State Elections Commission announced the suspension on Sunday.

In a separate announcement later in the day, the commission said voting will resume at those centers on Aug. 16.

The decision met an immediate backlash from Puerto Rico’s governor.

"This is totally unacceptable and outrageous!" Wanda Vazquez said on Twitter.

"What happened today by the State Elections Commission is unprecedented and there is no excuse that can support it."

She said the matter "must be addressed immediately" so that the constitutional right of all voters "is absolutely guaranteed."

Puerto Rico's gubernatorial election is set to be held on Nov. 3, the same day as presidential and congressional elections in the 50 US states.

source: News Feed
This news is a total 23 time has been read
UYARI: Küfür, hakaret, rencide edici cümleler veya imalar, inançlara saldırı içeren, imla kuralları ile yazılmamış,
Türkçe karakter kullanılmayan ve büyük harflerle yazılmış yorumlar onaylanmamaktadır.
This news yet comment has been added .
Other News
All Rights Reserved © May 2014 US Muslims | Unauthorized and the resources published.
Haber Scripti: CM Bilişim