Central Electoral Board

The Central Electoral Board (Spanish: Junta Central Electoral, JCE) of the Dominican Republic is a special body of the government of the Dominican Republic responsible for ensuring a democratic and impartial electoral process, and also administer the civil registry, the marital status of all Dominican citizens. It was created in the year 1923 as part of the negotiations to end the first US intervention, and currently its functions are to organize the presidential, congress and of overseas deputies held on the third Sunday of May of each leap year, and municipal elections held on the third Sunday of February of each leap year.[1]

Central Electoral Board
Junta Central Electoral
Logo of the JCE
Agency overview
FormedApril 12, 1923
HeadquartersFlag Square, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
MottoCommitted to the truth
(Comprometidos con la verdad)
Employees7.400 (2022)
Annual budgetRD$ 5,511,291,957 (2022)
Ministers responsible
  • Román Andrés Jáquez Liranzo, President
  • Rafael Armando Vallejo Santelises, Vice President
  • Dolores Altagracia Fernández Sánchez, General Secretary
Key document
Flag of the Central Electoral Board



Although there is not much historical material about the Central Electoral Board, it is known that it was created on April 12 of 1923 through Law No. 3413, and was incorporated into the Dominican Constitution with article 82 of the 1924 reform. It is currently regulated by article 212 of the 2015 Constitution. It is responsible for organizing the elections of the President of the Republic, senators, Deputies, municipal mayors, the directors of the Municipal Boards and the councilors.[2]

It is also responsible for registering, saving and managing the data of all Dominicans since birth, granting various documents to prove the identification of nationals and citizens. Some of these documents are:

  • The birth certificate, with which the father and mother testify to the birth of a child, and in which they also choose their name.
  • The ID is an identity document and electoral obtained at the age of 18, and that gives a unique number to each Dominican citizen for identification. There is a minor ID for those nationals who have reached 16 years, this is obtained for university, work and other minor purposes, since until obtaining the official ID can not vote in any election.

Members (2020 - 2024)

  • Román Andrés Jáquez Liranzo, President.
  • Rafael Armando Vallejo Santelises, full member.
  • Dolores Altagracia Fernández Sánchez, full member.
  • Patricia Lorenzo Paniagua, Full Member.
  • Samir Rafael Chami Isa, Full Member.


Past Memberships


(2010 - 2016)

  • Roberto Rosario Márquez, President.
  • José Ángel Aquino Rodríguez, full member.
  • Rosario Altagracia Graciano de los Santos, full member.
  • Eddy de Jesús Olivares Ortega, full member.
  • César Francisco Féliz Féliz, Full Member.

(2016 - 2020)

  • Julio César Castaños Guzmán, President.
  • Roberto Saladín Selin, full member.
  • Rosario Altagracia Graciano de los Santos, full member.
  • Carmen Imbert Brugal, Full Member.
  • Henry Mejía Oviedo, Full Member.


  1. ^ "Elections in the Dominican Republic" (PDF). International Foundation for Electoral Systems. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
  2. ^ JCE
  3. ^ Suero, Ycell. "Nueva JCE se juramentará este miércoles con la misión de trabajar con transparencia" (in European Spanish). Diario Libre. Retrieved 2020-11-10.