THE TSE released this Monday the answers it gave to the Armed Forces to the questions raised by its representatives about the Brazilian electoral process.
According to the court, the military’s nominee in the so-called Elections Transparency Commission raised doubts about the confidence level of the electronic ballot box integrity test, about the process of selecting the ballot boxes to be tested, about the work of counting votes and also regarding the inspection and auditing of the equipment used in the lawsuit.
In a letter sent to the commission by the president of the TSE, Minister Edson Fachin, the body reinforces the security of the voting system adopted in Brazil and says that there is no part of the process that is secret. “So, with all due respect, there is no ‘dark room’ for investigation. The votes typed in the electronic ballot box are votes automatically computed and can be counted anywhere, including at all points in Brazil”, says Fachin.
The draft also says that “no irregularity was ever found” in the ballot box integrity tests and that the totaling of votes is done jointly with the TREs in the states. It also explains that entities that want to make their independent totals can consult the ballot boxes that are printed at the end of the voting and are displayed in the polling stations.