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Mexico’s 2024 elections: Nationals spend day casting votes across country

Mexico City, Mexico — After the finish of the initial flag raising ceremony in Mexico City, nearly 100 million Mexicans across the country will cast their votes throughout the day.

With the ceremony of raising and honoring the National Flag, the National Electoral Institute (INE) began the Electoral Day of the Federal Electoral Process and the concurrent processes 2023-2024.

Voting began after the flag ceremony in Mexico City Sunday. Photo: INE June 2, 2024.

From the esplanade of the Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) headquarters, the Presidential Counselor, Guadalupe Taddei Zavala, said that the electoral authority “has been and will continue to be a guarantor of transparency, equity and legality in each electoral process.”

She called on all citizens to go out and vote with pride and with the certainty that every vote counts.

“The participation of all is vital to strengthening our democracy and ensuring that our voices are heard,” she emphasized.

Accompanied by the 11 electoral councilors, she stressed that this act “symbolizes not only our love for Mexico, but also our commitment to citizen participation. It is not a simple formality, but a manifestation of the respect we have for our democratic process and for each citizen who participates in it.”

An official ceremony early Sunday morning marked the start of voting day across Mexico. Photo: INE June 2, 2024.

On June 2, Mexicans will vote for new municipal and state authorities as well as a new president. The three running candidates for the upcoming presidential opening are Claudia Sheinbaum, Xóchitl Gálvez and Jorge Álvarez Máynez.

Mexico's 2024 elections: Nationals spend day casing votes across country
The three presidential candidates are, left to right, Xóchitl Gálvez, Jorge Álvarez Máynez and Claudia Sheinbaum.
Photo: INE June 2, 2024.

Article 83 of the Mexican Constitution prohibits current President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, from pursuing re-election for another term. López Obrador’s presidential six-year term will finish at the end of 2024. He has been in office since December 1, 2018.