The Electoral Court (Spanish: Corte Electoral) is the autonomous court which oversees elections and electoral results at all levels of Uruguayan government: national and local elections, referendums, etc.
The Electoral Court is ruled by Section XVIII of the Uruguayan Constitution and by law.
In Uruguay, voting is compulsory for every person over 18 years. Every citizen must be registered at the Electoral Court and get a Civic Credential which allows that citizen to cast the vote.
Candidates to any elective post must register their ballot papers at the Electoral Court before every election.
The Electoral Court is chaired by nine Ministers:
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