Without major news in the police field, the electoral process took place this Sunday, February 5, according to authorities of that entity.
The National Police has applied an operation since last February 2 with more than 51,000 troops.
The null or blank vote is not quantified within the universe of valid votes, so it does not count, as in these 2023 elections.
In a second balance presented by that institution in the afternoon hours of this Sunday, General César Zapata, General Director of Citizen Security and Public Order of the National Police, indicated that there was a police presence in 4,380 electoral precincts with protection abroad, and security was reinforced in 162 precincts due to issues of violence and crime with tactical units.
The prioritized districts are in the city of Guayaquil, and in the provinces of El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Ríos, Manabí, Santa Elena and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas.
He added that 333 citations were delivered, above all, from people who were drinking liquor in the surroundings of the electoral precincts, and other people who tried to proselytize politically.
In a first balance, 249 citations had been delivered for breaking the prohibition law and for political campaigning.
Due to the novelty of the first time or democratic duty, young people, the elderly or people with disabilities voted in the 2023 elections without having to do so
Since last February 2 and until this Sunday afternoon, there were 10,689 operations nationwide with 1,155 detainees and/or apprehended for crimes and misdemeanors.
In addition, there were 85 confiscated weapons, 374 motorcycles withheld, 75 vehicles withheld, 97 bladed weapons, 347 detained for tickets.
At 12:00 this Monday, the 7th, the dry law will end. (YO)
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