The president of a polling station in Inca, a city of more than 30,000 inhabitants in Mallorca, was absent from the school where the election day was taking place shortly after the voting began, claiming that she was going to have a coffee. A usual pause between those who are part of the tables. But the woman, she has not returned, which, despite the fact that it has not meant the interruption of the vote at any time, has made it necessary to notify a substitute and activate the Civil Guard for the purpose of investigating proceedings.
As confirmed by the Government Delegation in the Balearic Islands to the media, at 10:00 a.m., the president -substitute at the beginning of the incumbent president not presented- of a polling station in Inca has left the center claiming that she was going to have a coffee.
However, he has not returned. And, in view of this situation, at 11:00 a.m., the woman has been called on the phone several times, but she has not answered.
For this reason, at 11:30 a.m. the Inca Local Police were sent to her house, where some relatives opened the door, who stated that the woman went home to drink coffee and left, not knowing where she was and assuring that They don't pick up the phone either.
Given these circumstances, at 12:15 p.m. the substitute president was notified to go to the polling station. Arriving at the place at 12.43 hours.
Despite everything that has happened, the voting has not been interrupted at any time.
Finally, the Civil Guard of Inca has been activated for the purpose of investigation of proceedings, in accordance with article 143 'Crimes for abandonment or non-compliance at the polling stations' of Organic Law 5/1985 of the General Electoral Regime.
It is not the only anecdote with table presidents (or absent) in these elections. In Cantabria, a man was arrested for refusing to replace the president of a Santander table who had a panic attack.