JCE orders first IDs to be issued to 12-year olds


Staff member
Feb 20, 2019

On Monday, 19 October, the Central Electoral Board (JCE) announced it had reduced the age for the first identity card to 12 years down from 16 years at present. The JCE is responsible the nation’s civil registry. On the same day, the JCE announced it would be issuing ID cards to girls under 12 years old that are pregnant. The action acknowledges the increasing number of pregnant children in the Dominican Republic.

The decision is in Resolution 74-2020. The measure is one of the final actions taken by the present JCE board whose term expires this year. The Senate is assessing the replacements for the five-member board made up by Julio Cesar Castaños Guzmán, and members Henry Mejía, Rosario Graciano, Roberto Saladín and Carmen Imbert Brugal. The new board will be announced later this year. Two members seek to continue — Rosario Graciano and Carmen Imbert Brugal.

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