December 20, 2013
Gov't to deploy more than 90,000 officers on Sunday's vote
With legislative elections just around the corner, the Defence Minister has announced that more than 90,000 security officers will be deployed across the country to watch over Sunday’s polling day.
“A total of 91,671 officers from the Armed Forces, Security and provincial police will take part in the operation,” the official statement by the office ran by Minister Agustín Rossi reads.
There will be 13,209 voting stations and 90,696 ballot boxes. Furthermore, "5,000 prowl cars, 8 helicopters, 2 aircrafts and 7 vessels" will be operating on Sunday with the Defence ministry guaranteeing “the security” at all 243 prisons in Argentina where inmates will be casting their ballots.
“It is the mission of the General Electoral Command to preserve and guarantee order during the elections through the Armed Forces and security forces and to coordinate and execute the security measures providing vigilante at voting stations,” the document finally adds.