Brazilian Electoral Court System participates in international meeting on use of technology in the electoral process

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Representatives of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) participate in the International Specialization Course: Use of New Technologies in the Electoral Process, which is held from November 10 to November 14, in Mexico City.

The event is being held by the International Center for Electoral Training and Research (CICIE) of the National Electoral Institute (INE) and is part of the activities of the Working Group on Elections of Democracies, presided by Mexico and Philippines. The main goal is the exchange of experiences between professionals that manage the agencies, particularly in relation to use of technology throughout the electoral process.

At the meeting opening, the General Secretary of the Community of Democracies, Maria Leissner, praised the Brazilian electronic voting system. She pointed out that Brazil is an example of the fact that technology can be used for encouraging the development of Democracy. She also reminded the high level of attendance in the 2014 general elections, when 80% of the Brazilian voters appeared to choose their representatives. In her opinion, such index is due to the facility and accessibility offered by the electronic voting machine.

The forum also has the participation of electoral authorities of Nigeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, Estonia, Georgia, Lithuania and Ukraine. The Brazilian party consists of the General Director of TSE, Leda Bandeira, the Information Technology Secretary of the Court, Giuseppe Janino, and the Advisor for Social Communication of TSE, Juliana Neiva.