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A dynamic test, originally scheduled for October 14 in Cuba, to evaluate the functioning of polling stations with a view to the upcoming round of municipal elections, has been postponed in eastern Cuba due to the situation created in the weak of heavy rains affecting the are for the past several weeks, said María Esther Reus González, President of the National Electoral Commission (CEN).

Speaking with the press, María Esther, who is also Cuba's Minister of Justice, explained that the heavy rains would limit the movement of participants in the activity, which has been re-scheduled for next Thursday, October 18th from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. in the Cuban eastern provinces from Camagüey to Guantánamo. In the rest of the country, the pre-election test will be held on October 14th --as originally scheduled.

Voting is scheduled for October 21 and will involve more that 15,200 constituencies and 37,700 polling stations island-wide.

National Electoral Commission President María Esther Reus explained that the pre-election test is expected to review coordination among elements in the process, ensuring the usual transparency and democratic spirit of elections in Cuban society.

Voters cannot vote for more than one candidate in every constituency. A second round of elections will be held on October 28 at polling stations where none of the candidates get 50 percent or more of the votes.

An interesting element about the upcoming municipal elections is that 320,000 young people will be exercising their right to vote for the first time

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