Less than 450 thousand Argentines living abroad will be able to vote next Sunday, October 22, in the general election. and they must go to the diplomatic headquarters because the possibility of voting by postal vote is revoked in 2021.
In the presidential elections of 2019, almost 50 thousand citizens voted in different countries, making the elections a record in this matter: 9 thousand votes went through the postal modality.
However, In March 2021, the Government revoked the order allowing this form of voting abroad stating that to implement this system the Electoral Code must be changed: during his administration, Mauricio Macri authorized voting by mail through a DNU.
Because of that, Electoral participation that year fell sharply: in the November 2021 general election, only 17,484 overseas residents voted.
This universe of voters, those with permanent residence in other countries, They can only vote in general elections and are not obliged to do so: for them the paper voting system governs.
Regarding the register of residents abroad, there is a general 451,200 Argentine citizens will be able to vote on October 22: two years ago the number increased to 409,152.
According to the data accessed by News in Argentina, The three countries with the highest concentration of Argentine voters are Spain, the United States, and Italy.
In the Iberian country there is 114,825 citizens are registered and authorized to vote: 47,058 Argentines have the Consulate in Barcelona as their poll.
In the power of North America, there are 101,388 registered voters and 35,811 of them can exercise their rights at the Consulate in Miami.
Meanwhile, Italy, with 23,797 Argentine voters, placed third on the podium and expelled Brazil, where there are 22,068 national voters.
Other countries with large diaspora populations in Argentina are Paraguay (20,976), Uruguay (20,611), Chile (20,253), Israel (14,184), Mexico (12,645), Germany (11,500), Bolivia (10,450), Canada (9,616), United Kingdom (7,427), Peru (6,480, Australia (6,339), and France (6,252).
Each voter votes in the district where he last lived. In that sense, Buenos Aires abroad represents the largest number (164,339)followed by Buenos Aires (141,114) and Córdoba (30,411).
Behind them are Mendoza (29,994), Santa Fe (27,555), Entre Ríos (6,774), Misiones (6,554), Tucumán (5,770), Salta (4,601), San Juan (4,023), Río Negro (3,769), Formosa (3,493). ), Corrientes (3,202), Chaco (2,863), Chubut (2,597), Neuquén (2,695), Jujuy (2,282), San Luis (1,879), Santiago del Estero (1,508), La Pampa (1,384), Santa Cruz (1,057 ) ), Tierra del Fuego (894), Catamarca (630) and La Rioja (551).