Ecuadoreans, including the 5,697 who are registered to vote in Florida, will have a chance to weigh in on a seven-part referendum Sunday that could dramatically alter the country’s political landscape. Here’s what you need to know:
When: Sunday, Feb. 4, 7 a.m to 5 p.m
Where: There are two voting locations in Florida. Albizu University, at 2713 NW 99 Ave., in Miami, and 1033 State Rd. 436, Suite 209, in Casselberry, Florida.
What you’ll need: Your Ecuadorean cedula, or identity card, or your passport.
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- Do you agree with amending the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador so that all persons convicted of acts of corruption are stripped of their right to participate in the political life of the country, and with the loss of their property, according to the provisions of Annex 1?
- To guarantee the principle of alternation, do you agree to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador so that all the authorities of popular election can be re-elected only once for the same office…nullifying the indefinite re-election approved by the National Assembly on December 3, 2015, as established in Annex 2?
- Do you agree to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador to restructure the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control, as well as to terminate the constitutional term of its current members? [In addition], do you agree that the temporary Council that assumes its functions has the power to evaluate the performance of the authorities it oversees, being able, if necessary, to end their tenures according to Annex 3?
- Do you agree to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador so that sexual crimes against children and adolescents never prescribe, according to Annex 4?
- Do you agree to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador to prohibit metal mining, without exception, in all of its stages, in protected areas, intangible zones and urban centers, in accordance with the provisions of Annex 5?
- Do you agree to repeal the Organic Law to Prevent Speculation on the Value of Land and Taxation, known as the" Capital Gains Law," according to Annex I?
- "Do you agree to increase the intangible zone by at least 50,000 hectares and reduce the area of oil exploitation authorized by the National Assembly in the Yasuní National Park from 1,030 hectares to 300 hectares?
To see original questions and annexes, go to: