Last day for Pe­dreguer bull ref­er­en­dum

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - skett@cb­news.es By Sa­man­tha Kett

PE­DREGUER res­i­dents are ad­vised to hurry up and vote quickly in the anti-bull ref­er­en­dum, since the dead­line for do­ing so is to­mor­row (Jan­uary 15).

The coun­cil wants all adults aged 16-plus on the padrón, or cen­sus, to give their views as to whether the bous em­bo­lats and

bous en­caixonats should con­inue at the lo­cal fi­es­tas.

Bous em­bo­lats in­volves flam­ing rags tied to bulls' horns be­fore they are re­leased into the street, a dis­tress­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the an­i­mals.

Bous en­caixonats sees them tor­mented in a small, en­closed space by fool­hardy spec­ta­tors.

Vot­ing can be done in per­son at the Casa de Cul­tura, not at the town hall as ini­tially ad­vised, or on­line at www.pe­dreguer­par tic­ipa.com

On the web­site, a tick is a vote in sup­port of the bull spec­ta­cles con­tin­u­ing, and a cross is to vote against it.

The coun­cil has not borne ex­pats in mind, since many have ex­pe­ri­enced prob­lems en­ter­ing their NIE num­bers – un­like a Span­ish ID, which is eight num­bers and a let­ter, for­eign­ers' IDs start with an X, or a Y for the most re­cent, fol­lowed by seven num­bers and a let­ter.

As the web­site will not ac­cept the ini­tial X, non-Span­ish vot­ers should re­place this with a zero.

Lo­cal res­i­dent Ms McVit­tie has pointed out con­fus­ing spell­ing mis­takes in the English ver­sion, which will hope­fully have been cor­rected.

At least 25% of el­i­gi­ble vot­ers must cast their bal­lot for the ref­er­en­dum re­sult to be con­sid­ered valid.

Pho­tos by Án­gel Gar­cía

A full house at­tend­ing the vot­ing ses­sion with re­signed mayor Ber­tomeu in front.

Votes in favour - Isi­dor Molla on the far right

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