(Brazil Mag) Brazilian have been using electronic voting machines for 15 years. The process has been streamlined and improved over the years. The system is centralized in the Federal Electoral Court (Tribunal Superior Eleitoral – TSE), which makes the hardware and the software, designs the security architecture, as well as controlling the voting and tallying election results.
So, for example, this past Sunday, in the runoff elections, a total of 400,000 voting machines were used. 1,609 of them presented problems or 0.402% of them. Most of the equipment was simply substituted; it was reported that in three precincts it was necessary for votes to be marked on paper ballots.
Meanwhile, a total of 1.1 million voters participated in a pilot program testing biometric voting machines that recognize voters by their fingerprints.
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