Colombia’s National Electoral Council Tuesday has invalidated the identification papers of 464,554 voters and revoked 821 candidacies in an effort to prevent fraud in the upcoming October 30 elections, W Radio reported.
The identification papers were cancelled because the paper holders did not live in the municipalities in which they had registered.
According to the Council’s President Joaquin Jose Vives, the number of invalidated identification papers has increased by 20% from the last election, when 384,000 voters were denied eligibility for the same reason.
The Council also reported that 821 candidates were banned from the elections for corruption. Six hundred and one disqualified candidates were running for city council, 144 for administrative boards, 48 for mayor and 28 for departmental assemblies.