So far, 49,268 Bolivian citizens living abroad have signed up for the biometric electoral registry. The registry began on March 10 in seven countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the United States, Spain, Italy and England. The highest numbers of registrants were reported in Argentina and Spain.
Bolivian authorities announced that they plan to launch the biometric registry in 26 more countries on May 9, thus fulfilling their goal of registering Bolivians living in 33 countries abroad. In Latin America, these include Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Paraguay.
In Central America, Costa Rica, Panama and Cuba are part of the registry, while in North America, Bolivians in Mexico and the United States are taking part.
The Bolivian government is encouraging residents to sign up. Those who wish to participate can present their identity card or a valid passport.