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As a Puerto Rican resident, you have the right to vote. There are approximately 13,000 residents in Rincón, and the number of registered voters changes constantly, according to the Permanent Election Board office in town.
In the 2016 mayoral election in Rincón, Carlos López Bonilla won re-election with 4,337 votes which was exactly 1,400 more votes than the second-place candidate Roberto Feliciano Rosado.
If you’re 18 or older, follow the steps to register:
How to Register in Two Easy Steps
1. Documents Required
Born in the United States? You will need to bring the following:
1. Birth certificate, passport, passport card or certificate of naturalization
2. Power, water or other bill that shows your physical address in Puerto Rico
3. Last four digits of your social security number
Born in Puerto Rico? You will need to bring the following:
1. Power, water or other bill that shows your physical address in Puerto Rico
2. Last four digits of your social security number
*If you were born in Puerto Rico, your birth certificate information is already in the system so you do not need to bring it with you
2. Where to Go to Register
You can register to vote at the office of the Permanent Election Board in Rincón, in the same building as the 1 to Seven Plus store. The door is located on the right side of the building. You will have to park out front or behind the building, then walk to the side of the building to locate the entrance.
Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/Xy6NjYSnK3bPgRyn9
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 12pm and 1:00pm - 4pm Phone: 787-823-6600 Physical Address: Carr 115 KM 12.3, Bo. Pueblo Coordinates: 18.33234004, -67.24994724
FREE AND EASY PROCESS
After registering, you will be given an electoral identification card that you must present on election day. For more information about your right to vote, visit the State Election Commission at www.ceepur.org and Ley Electoral.
NOW, GO VOTE!
You can participate in three types of elections in Puerto Rico:
1. The municipal elections, where residents can vote for Mayor and the Municipal Legislative
2. The governing election, where you can vote for Governor and the Resident Commissioner
3. The legislative election, where you elect Senators and Representatives
On June 7, you can vote in the local primaries to select the candidate who will represent the party of your choice for the three types of elected positions described above.
April 18 - Deadline to Register to Vote
June 7 - Local Primary Elections
You can also participate in the U.S. primary elections::
February 23 - Republican primary
March 29 - Democratic primary
Need to absentee vote or early vote? The deadline to register is March 12. Are you a U.S. citizen living in Puerto Rico and need to absentee vote? Check out this website: www.fvap.gov and votesmart.org to get more details.
On election days, voting typically occurs at a local municipal school. You can watch our Facebook page to find out where voting will take place in Rincón.