Correos has established a special logistical deployment for this Sunday, in which up to 14,000 company employees will work, to guarantee the correct functioning of the postal vote and the collection of the final ballot on this election day.
Specifically, the staff delivery, offices and treatment centers of the public postal company will participate in the day, at the same time that it will also mobilize all the necessary vehicles of its fleet.
When the polling stations open, a first team of company personnel will deliver the votes in custody in the 60,314 polling stations distributed in the 22,562 electoral locations of the 8,131 municipalities in Spain.
Another group of employees will send them to the polling stations the votes by mail that could be received during the course of the day. Finally, another team will collect the so-called ‘third envelope’, with the final result of the scrutiny, from the polling stations of each and every one of the polling stations in the country.
For these elections, Correos has made more than 21,000 reinforcement contracts, both for offices and for the distribution of shipments and the necessary tasks in logistics centers, opening offices in an extraordinary way on Saturday and Sunday, with an extension of customer service hours until 10:00 p.m. in 654 offices throughout the country, opening on local holidays and the extension of hours throughout the network, particularly in tourist areas where there has been a greater influx.
All of this has translated into a vote-by-mail request of 2,622,808, which represents a historical record, of which 2.47 million have resulted in a vote, the highest figure of the entire democratic period in Spain. Only 150,873 people who applied to vote by mail have not voted.
In this sense, Correos details that the difference between applications and votes admitted has been 5.8%, the lowest ratio recorded in all electoral processes (7.8% in April 2019; 6.6% in June 2016, and an average of 7.3% considering the general elections held since 2008).
CENSUS CARDS AND ELECTION ADVERTISING
Among the tasks entrusted to Correos also was the distribution of the registration cards in the census and the shipments of electoral propagandain addition to communications to members of the polling stations, the sending of the census list to the Town Halls or the collection of documentation on election day.
Thus, the company has distributed the 35.14 million census cards sent by the National Institute of Statistics to the homes of citizens with the right to vote on July 23, which include the data of their registration in the census, as well as the corresponding polling station and polling station. In addition, it has distributed the electoral propaganda shipments of the different parties and coalitions that attend the elections.
“In short, Correos has adopted since the call for the general elections on July 23, all the necessary organizational measures to guarantee compliance with the obligations entrusted to it during the electoral processes. The public postal company has put and will continue to put all its technological, logistical and human resources to guarantee citizens the full exercise of their right to vote“, says the public company.