Question about Cedula renewal

Greetings and well wishes.

My EC cedula expires in a few months. I do not like to procrastinate; do not want to wait until then to renew it. I found information on the Registro Civil and websites, but there is contradictory info.

1- Has anyone gone thru the process of renewing it recently in the Cuenca area?
2- Are we allowed to do it early?

Any input/info will be greatly appreciated.

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