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Peruvian electoral system

The Peruvian electoral system has as its mission the planning, organization and execution of elections in Peru, as well as keeping a civil registry.Constitucion Politica del Peru, Article N 176. As defined by the Constitution it comprises the following institutions:Constitucion Politica del Peru, Article N 177.

National Jury of Elections (JNE): in charge of overseeing the legality of elections

National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE): in charge of organizing elections

National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (RENIEC): in charge of maintaining a civil registry, as well as record of suffrage eligibility and registration

Elections are held through direct universal suffrage, voting is compulsory for citizens age eighteen through seventy.Constitucion Politica del Peru, Article N 31. Members of the Armed Forces and the Police are not allowed to vote or be elected.Constitucion Politica del Peru, Article N 34.

External links

JNE official site

ONPE official site

RENIEC official site

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