WHY DO WE NEED ELECTORAL REGISTER?
Electoral register was created to ensure a fair and transparent electoral process. Establishing the number of voters, record and attribute their polling stations are activities of particular importance in the electoral process. In Romania, all these activities are the responsibility of mayors.
WHAT IS THE ELECTORAL REGISTER?
The Electoral Register is a national registration system and updated identification data of the Romanian citizens, having the right to vote and of the information on their assignation to the polling stations. The Register is administered by the Permanent Electoral Authority and contains all Romanian citizens aged of 18 and over, having the right to vote. The mayors have the responsibility to operate in this system, in order to record and update voters ‘ identification data and information concerning their assignation to the polling stations. This way, can be solved promptly cases of voters are omitted from voter rolls, or are wrong assigned to the polling stations or erased from the lists as a result of the prohibition of electoral rights. The mayors print the permanent electoral lists directly from the Electoral Register.
HOW THE ELECTORAL REGISTER IS STRUCTURED?
The Electoral Register is divided into counties, municipalities, cities, and municipalities. Electoral Register contains two sections:
– Public section, for the voters’ access to the information;
– Private section, for public institutions access.
The Electoral Register is updated by adding the permanent voters 18 of age, of those who have acquired Romanian citizenship and those for whom has ceased the suspension of the exercise of voting rights, also by erasing of voters who have died or lost their Romanian citizenship, those which were forbidden to perform voting rights or were put under the ban by a court.
IMPORTANT! According to these operations, the total number of voters changes almost daily.
WHY THE ELECTORAL REGISTER IS USEFUL?
By accessing the Electoral Register, Romanian citizens have the possibility to check the entry in the electoral registers, without being necessary to go to the Mayor’s Office. By accessing www.registrulelectoral.ro and entering their identification number and name, the voter can find out the polling station where he is assigned to, with all the location data. Any inconsistency between the data from the Electoral Register and the real data may be submitted by the voters to the mayors or to the Permanent Electoral Authority. Voters have the opportunity to enroll on the electoral register with the address of residence. Electoral register allows the mayor to know at all times how many voters are in place, ensuring accuracy and timeliness in generating permanent electoral lists and polling stations delimitation.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
… In March 2013 in the Electoral Register were introduced, for the first time, data on Romanian citizens with right to vote, 18.309.654, provided by Directorate for Persons Record and Databases Management in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the register was intended to work only for the elections to the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate?
… During July-august of 2013, the Permanent Electoral Authority conducted a nationwide assessment of the capacity of mayors to use the Electoral Register and print electoral permanent lists?
… From 13 February 2014, the Election Register works for all types of elections? By accessing www.registrulelectoral.ro, voters can find out news relating to the electoral process, may take part in online discussion via the Forum, you can subscribe to news section, so it is updated with the latest information provided by the Permanent Electoral Authority