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Trangendered voter denied right to vote

reported by CISPES

A voter reported to one of CISPES’ observers that when she arrived at her assigned voting table, poll workers would not allow her to vote.  The voter is a transgendered woman, whose ID card lists her legal name (José Francisco Portillo Argueta) and bears a photo of her without the makeup she usually wears.  She was told that since her appearance didn’t match her appearance in the photo, she could not vote.  This incident occurred this morning in the municipality of San Marcos at the Avenida Mario Zanconato voting center at voting table 1704. Continue reading

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