TSE releases results and statistics of the first round of the 2014 Elections

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The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) reports that the release of the mathematical results of the first round of the general elections of 2014 was a record in the history of the Electoral Court System, as 91% of all valid votes had been tallied up at 7:56:28 p.m. of the Election Day. In the last presidential election, held in 2010, it was possible to identify the top two candidates to go into a runoff at around 9 p.m., when 90% of all valid votes had been counted.

A total of 115,122,883 Brazilians (80.61% of the national electorate) appeared to vote. The number of absences corresponds to 27,698,475 (19.39%). Valid votes account to 104,023,802 (90.36%), blank votes to 4,420,489 (3.84%), and invalid votes to 6,678,592 (5.80%).

The official release of the results of the first round of the 2014 general elections occured during the TSE´s regular session on October 7.

Voting outside one´s voting district

Out of the 84,349 voters who registered to vote outside their voting district at other capitals or municipalities with more than 200 thousand voters, 74,800 (88.68%) went to the polls and 9,549 (11.32%) failed to appear to vote.


In this year´s elections, 21,677,955 voters were qualified to vote using the biometric system. Out of that amount, a share of 91.5% got to be identified by their fingerprints, a percentage that demonstrates the effectiveness of biometric identification of voters.

E-voting machines

Out of the 434,340 electronic voting machines used during the first round of elections, 5,275 had to be replaced, which represents a share of 1.21%. Only eight polling stations in the entire country featured a manual voting system: Jaguaré (ES), Goianésia do Pará (PA), Floresta (PE), Picos (PI), Santo Antônio (RN), Içara (SC), Brasiléia (AC) and Salvador (BA).