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Huge deployment: More than 2,000 security elements will take to state streets for upcoming elections

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — More than 2,000 security elements will be deployed around the state of Quintana Roo for the June 2 elections. The stepped-up security is to ensure peaceful voting Sunday.

A total of 2,233 officers will hit the state’s streets during the voting process.

Police will patrol streets in 551 units during the Sunday elections. Photo: SSC

Rear Admiral Julio César Gómez Torres, head of the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC), says their goal is to guarantee security and order during the electoral process on June 2.

He pointed out that together with the different security corporations of the three orders of government, they will carry out the installation of command posts whose purpose is coordination and presence to provide due and effective attention to any situation that may arise.

Of the 2,233 officers, 697 will be from the SSC (Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana) in 145 police units. The balance of 1,536 police officers will be from municipal directorates or secretariats and dispersed in 406 units.

Marina personnel will also be part of the increased security for June 2. Photo: SSC

“The total State of Force deployed and dedicated to generating peace and order in these electoral commissions is 2,233 elements, 551 units and one helicopter,” he said.

The state’s helicopter will also be deployed on voting day. Photo: SSC

The increased security has been planned in coordination with the Local Council of the National Electoral Institute and the Quintana Roo Electoral Institute.

According to information provided by the Local Council of the National Electoral Institute in the State of Quintana Roo, more than 1.4 million people are expected to head to the polls on June 2.

Security will be increased June 2 to ensure a peaceful voting process. Photo: SSC

Part of their vote will include not only new municipal mayors and state deputies, but also a new president for Mexico.