Program "Justiça Eleitoral Itinerate" is launched with the biometric registration of paulistanos

Ministro Luiz Fux no programa justiça eleitoral itinerante

The president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), justice Luiz Fux, launched yesterday (24), in São Paulo, the program "Justiça Eleitoral Itinerante" (Itinerant Electoral Justice).The initiative aims to bring more citizenship to the population through electoral services. And also to train agents who will be directly involved with the 2018 election dispute.

In a crowded event, more than 300 voters had their fingerprints collected and their registration updated in the Electoral Justice.

Luiz Fux highlighted the scope of the program and the importance of biometrics as a means of combating electoral fraud."Instead of the citizen coming to the justice, it goes to the citizen," he said. And he added: "And biometrics has the advantage of ensuring the healthiness and honesty of the elections. This completely rules out the possibility of someone using the voting machine in order to vote in place of another."

In this first moment, the program Itinerant Electoral Justice will support the "Projeto de Identificação Biométrica" (Biometric Identification Project) of the Electoral Justice, whose goal is to register all voters by means of fingerprints until 2022. At the time, a structure was set up on the ground floor of the Regional Electoral Court of São Paulo (TRE-SP), with 29 kits for collecting citizens' fingerprints. The service was available during the entire day.

The TSE president also explained that it will be up to each state's TRE to make partnerships with bus companies, for example, to bring the services provided in the program to voters living in remote regions.

National Identity Document (DNI)

After the opening, which also had the participation of TSE justice Tarcisio Vieira de Carvalho Neto, the President of the Court and other authorities went to the São Paulo School of Judges (EPM), where they gave a lecture to 200 guests on the challenges and perspectives in relation to the 2018 General Elections. Topics such as fake news, partisan democracy, and campaign financing were discussed.

At the time, there were also six stations of the pilot project of the National Identity Document (DNI). The participants of the EPM event downloaded the free application in their smartphones or tablets and registered and validated the digital document directly in the stations, with representatives of the Electoral Justice. The DNI is expected to be available to all citizens from July of this year.