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Chief Justice of the TSE joins the 2nd General Assembly of the Association of World Election Bodies

     The Chief Justice of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), Dias Toffoli, and Justice Otávio de Noronha, Corregidor-General of the Electoral Justice System, are joining two major events promoted by the Association of World Election bodies (A-WEB) this week in the Dominican Republic. On Wednesday (19) morning, the Justices attended the opening event of the 2nd General Assembly of the A-WEB, which approved the TSE’s ascension to the organization and the election of Brazil to join the Steering Committee of A-WEB.

      Invited to speak after the official approval TSE’s ascension to A-WEB, Justice Dias Toffoli affirmed to those present that Brazil, as the 4th largest democracy in the world in electoral terms, will strive to collaborate to the strengthening of the forum. During his remarks, the Chief Justice also highlighted the respect and admiration enjoyed by Brazil’s electronic voting system, which will reach 20 years since its initial implementation in 2016.

     A-WEB is the largest international body dedicated to electoral matters, with over 90 countries from all over the planet represented in the organization.

World Conference

     On Tuesday (18) evening, the Justices joined the opening ceremony of the of the A-WEB World Conference, which was also attended by the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, and the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. The event has as its core theme “The role and challenges of electoral bodies in ensuring the integrity of elections.”

     The Chief Justice of the TSE is one of the speakers of the Conference. He will speak on Friday (21) during a panel that will discuss the management control and transparency of information within the framework of new technologies adopted in voting processes.

     The TSE will also have a stand on the technological fair organized by the A-WEB in the sidelines of the two major events. Conference attendees who visit the stand can get to know the electronic voting system and biometric equipment used for voting in Brazil and watch videos about the Brazilian electoral system.

     The Brazilian delegation to the event also includes the Head of the Foreign Affairs Advisory of the Court, Tarcísio Costa, the Secretary-General of the Court, Carlos Vieira von Adamek, Assistant Judge to the Presidency Márcio Boscaro and Secretary of Information Technology Giuseppe Janino.