Electoral Justice improves mobile applications for the 2018 Elections


22.08.2017  11:05 

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With more than a year in advance, the Electoral Justice is already working to offer the voters information, which is increasingly more complete, about the candidates and the voting of the 2018 General Elections.

Tuesday morning (22nd), JE’s Mobile Work Group carried out the first meeting to debate the improvement of nine applications provided by the Electoral Justice, which focus on the lectoral process and are entirely free of charge.

The Mobile Work Group is formed by people from TSE and TREs’ realm of Information Technology, which perform an essencial task in the development of the applications.  According to Jader Gonçalves, IT Secretary of Tocantins’ TRE, the partnership amongst the courts started since the beginning of the tools’ development, “as a matter of fact, many of these solutions were developed by the TREs and were brought to the TSE, which embraced the entire project and commanded it with great sucess,” he said, when remembering that the Electoral Justice endeavours to be close to the voter and to offer means by which it can act as an inspector in the monitoring of the elections until the canvas.  

Seven TREs are participating (Acre, Mato Grosso, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Santa Catarina, São Paulo and Tocantins) in this first meeting (August 22 and 23) that will be held in Brasilia. The next meeting is due to the begning of next year, with the participation of the other states.

According to the coordinator of the group, TSE’s civil servant Ianeiara Guedes, “the meeting will serve to discuss the lessons that were learned, the dificulties that were found and the sugestions that we received throughout the time, in order to define the aims for 2018.” 

The suggestions, according to her, arrived by means of TSE’s Fale Conosco (Speak to us) and also by the application stores, which pointed out services that were lacking in order to improve even more the options that were offered.

Check here the summary of each of the nine apps used in 2016 and that will be improved for the next elections.