- Title: ARGENTINA: Ballot boxes arrive ahead of presidential elections
- Date: 23rd October 2011
- Summary: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (OCTOBER 21,2011) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) TRUCK ARRIVING WITH BALLOT BOXES BALLOT BOXES VARIOUS OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES CARRYING BALLOT BOXES ELECTORAL FEDERAL JUDGE MARIA SERVINI DE CUBRIA CARRYING BALLOT BOXES AND BALLOTS (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MARIA SERVINI DE CUBRIA, ELECTORAL FEDERAL JUDGE , SAYING: "Voters will vote in the same places they voted in August; there are no changes." VARIOUS OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES CARRYING BAGS OF BALLOTS TRUCK DRIVING AWAY WITH BALLOT BOXES AND BALLOTS TO TAKE TO SCHOOLS AND OTHER VOTING SITES VARIOUS OF TRUCKS WAITING TO BE LOADED UP WITH BALLOT BOXES AND BALLOTS
- Embargoed: 7th November 2011 12:00
- Location: Argentina, Argentina
- Country: Argentina
- Topics: Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA86VTDSSEH1FEBK1QN7KZFXUM8
- Story Text: Ballot boxes and ballots were loaded onto trucks in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires on Friday (October 21) ahead of this weekend's presidential election.
Officials loaded trucks with the electoral material to be taken to schools and other local polling stations.
Federal electoral judge Maria Servini de Cubria oversaw the operation and said that efforts had been made to ensure a high turnout.
"Voters will vote in the same places they voted in August; there are no changes," she said, referring to primary elections held in August.
On Sunday (October 23), 28 million Argentines will go to the polls to elect the president and vice-president of the country, along with 138 deputies and 24 senators.
President Cristina Fernandez, who is running for re-election, is facing six challengers, including former president Eduardo Duhalde, Santa Fe governor Hermes Binner and Workers Party candidate Alberto Rodriguez Saa.
All campaign activities, including pre-election polls and comments by candidates and officials, have ceased in the country.
Electoral law also prohibits massive social, cultural or sporting events and the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday, along with the carrying of weapons or flags.
All restrictions remain in effect until three hours after voting ends.
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