By The Star Staff
New Progressive Party (NPP) Secretary General Carmelo Ríos Santiago, along with the party’s electoral commissioner, Vanessa Santo Domingo, announced on Tuesday the details of the voting in Saturday’s special election for the mayor of Guaynabo.
“This process has been open and transparent for all participants and that is what we have wanted from the first moment,” Ríos Santiago said in a written statement. “To that end, we have set up some 26 voting centers throughout Guaynabo in order to encourage the participation of our affiliated voters.”
The officials said that some 26 voting centers -- 48 schools, including two added by hand -- have been set up throughout all areas of the municipality. In addition, several schools will handle votes added by hand. The centers will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The special election begins on Friday, when inmates vote.
Ríos Santiago added that for an additional measure of transparency, the electoral officials who work the event will not be from the Senate District of Bayamón.
The NPP general secretary announced that it is possible that the results of the event will be known by 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday.