Unprecedented number of foreigners settle in Yucatán

“Mexico City, Campeche, Tabasco, Quintana Roo and Veracruz top the list of 57,112 Mexican nationals that have changed their voter credential to reside in Yucatan during this year”, reported the Local Board of the National Electoral Institute (INE).

The executive member of the INE Local Board, Fernando Balmes Pérez, said that from December 16, 2018 to date they have carried out 444,696 procedures related to voter’s credentials in Yucatan, out of which 57,112 are specifically change of address of people from other states, arriving to reside permanently in the state.

In this sense, the electoral official said that the majority of people from other states that have changed their voter card for one from Yucatan are from Mexico City, Campeche, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Chiapas, State of Mexico, Oaxaca , Puebla, Jalisco, Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Michoacán, Nuevo León, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Morelos and Sinaloa.

In this sense, he also mentioned that thousands of other people with the status of naturalized and dual citizenship have acquired a INE credential in Yucatán.

“In the most recent count, we have observed that most people who are relocating from other states come from Mexico City” he said.

Fernando Balmes added that since December 16, 2018 and to date, 444,696 citizens have been served in the 14 modules of the INE in Yucatan, which according to the official, is a significantly larger figure, than that registered in previous years. He explained that the highest number of prodcures consist in the reinstatement of expired voter credentials.

Regarding this last issue, Balmes Pérez said that 68,928 citizens have rejoined the Electoral Register of Yucatan, as they had been discharged because their INE credential expired.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom