Relisting: system informs voters of the nearest place to vote

Voters called to update their electoral data will be able to change their place of voting with the help of a system developed by the Electoral Justice.

Voters called to update their electoral data will be able to change their place of voting with the help of a system developed by the Electoral Justice. After providing their fingerprints to ensure biometric identification on election day, voters will be later informed about the possibility of choosing a new polling place closer to where they live.

“A voter would attend the electoral registry office to proceed with the review of their electoral data, taking personal identification and proof of residence with them. The system developed by the Electoral Justice will then present the closest polling places to the voter's residence," explains the Manager of the Biometric Voter Identification Program of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Alcides da Silva Júnior.

He also highlighted that the procedure is fast and simple, and provides more convenience to voters on election day, "as they can have more convenience at the time of exercising their right and duty as a citizen”.

The system primarily serves those who moved residence but did not seek the Electoral Justice to change the polling place, thus being sometimes required to cover large distances to vote on election day.

After a voter's data is checked and his/her information is entered into the system, he/she will leave the relisting office with a new Voter ID printed out and with information on the polling district and respective location of the polling station to be attended on election day.

If a voter moves residence after re-registering, he or she just needs to report the change of address, without having to go through a new full electoral data review. For that end, he or she can simply go to an electoral register office and update his or her home address and place of vote.