Eligio Jáquez urges the diaspora to participate massively in Upcoming Presidential Elections.

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Washington D.C: During a recent visit to Washington D.C., where prominent leaders of the Dominican community abroad gathered, the Consul General in New York, Eligio Jáquez, made an emotional call to Dominicans residing in the United States, especially in New York, to exercise their right to vote massively in the Dominican presidential elections to be held next May.

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During the meeting, Jáquez emphasized the importance of participation in the “festival of democracy” and highlighted the value of the vote abroad as a fundamental pillar for the representation and democratic development of the Dominican Republic. Additionally, he emphasized the tireless work of Dominican diplomacy and consular services, led by the Honorable Ambassador Sonia Guzmán, in promoting awareness about the importance of electoral participation among Dominicans residing abroad.

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This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the implementation of voting abroad, a milestone in the democratic history of the Dominican Republic that has allowed Dominicans outside the country to exercise their right to vote. To date, the preliminary voter registry records 870,000 Dominicans eligible to vote in the three constituencies abroad, reflecting the growing interest and commitment of the Dominican diaspora in their country’s electoral processes.

Among the locations with the highest number of Dominican voters, New York stands out with 275,350 registered (31.66%); New Jersey, with 113,274 (13%); Madrid, with 73,511 (8%); Boston, with 59,771 (6%); and Puerto Rico, with 48,603 (5%). These figures underscore the significant presence of Dominicans in these boundaries and the relevance of their electoral participation.

Constituency number one, which includes five of the top ten electoral-relevant locations abroad, represents 59.9% of the diaspora vote, with a total of 521,326 voters. This data highlights the critical importance of these communities in the outcome of the Dominican presidential elections.

Eligio Jáquez concluded his message with a call for unity and participation from all Dominicans residing in the United States, urging them to be active participants in this democratic process and to contribute to the future of their nation from abroad.

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