The representatives of each candidacy may grant power of attorney to any citizen, of legal age and in full use of his or her civil and political rights, to represent the candidacy in electoral acts and procedures. This figure is called a proxy.
Proxies may freely access all polling places, review the voting and counting of votes at any polling station, make complaints and request certifications.
If there are no auditors for their candidature, proxies may act as such at the polling station, participating in any deliberations with the right to speak but not to vote.
Proxies cannot vote at the polling station if they are not on its electoral roll.
Each candidacy may appoint, through its representative, up to three days before the election, two auditors for each polling station, by means of the issuing of credentials with the date and signature at the bottom of the appointment.
Auditors attend the polling station and participate in any deliberations with the right to speak but not to vote. For these purposes, the auditors of each candidate registered to the polling station may stand in for each other.
They perform their duties only at the station where they are registered.
They may submit claims and protests and request certifications.
They vote at the polling station where they are registered, even if they are not included on the electoral roll of that polling station, provided that they are registered on the electoral roll of the constituency corresponding to that polling station. Otherwise, they may only vote by post at the polling station where they are registered.
“The vote of the auditors must be cast at the polling station to which they are accredited when that polling station forms part of the electoral district in which they are to vote in all the electoral processes called, but they must vote by correspondence in all of them if this circumstance does not apply in any of those processes” (Instruction 1/2019 of 23 January of the Central Electoral Board)