NOVEMBER 10, election day, is an important date for Alfaz, but not for political reasons.
The fiestas in honour of the town’s patron, Santisimo Cristo del Buen Acierto, end on November 10 with a programme including Mass, a mascleta daytime fireworks display and another display that night to mark the end of the fiestas.
“This is the last day of the fiestas, and it will be very difficult to change or postpone anything,” Alfaz’s Fiestas councillor Toni Such said.
At least one Policia Local officer will be assigned to each polling station but they would also be needed for the parades and fireworks displays, Such pointed out.
Some of the Fiestas organisers and participants could be called on to be present on an electoral table at a polling station. This is an unavoidable civic duty and they would have to spend their time checking voters’ identity documents against the electoral rolls and generally assisting in the smooth running of the polling station.
“We aren’t very happy about it,” Toni Such admitted in the Spanish press.
He added that consult the town hall to see what could be changed as well as the national government’s Sub-delegation to Alicante to learn how much polling day is likely to affect the celebrations.