TRE-RJ randomly selected electronic voting machines that will be audited

TRE-RJ randomly selected electronic voting machines that will be audited

In a ceremony held today (1st), the Regional Electoral Court of Rio de Janeiro (TRE-RJ) selected the ballot boxes that will pass the integrity test. In front of a full auditorium, the 33 pieces of equipment that will be submitted to the audit process were defined.TRE-RJ randomly selected electronic voting machines that will be audited

According to the president of TRE-RJ, judge Elton Leme, few people followed this draw in previous elections. “It’s a ceremony that’s been going on for many years and there’s usually no interest,” he said. He celebrated the full auditorium: “People are realizing the importance of all these procedures that guarantee the fairness of the elections”, he added.

To combat misinformation, the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) has been seeking to give more visibility to the audit process, whose rules are set out in Resolution 23,673/2021. In Rio de Janeiro, the integrity test was expanded. The number of polls audited jumped from 15 to 33. “The intention was to raise another level of transparency”, said Marcel Duque Estrada, president of the Electronic Voting Audit Committee (Cave) at TRE-RJ.

The polls will go through a simulation to prove that the system is working, that is, that what is typed coincides with what is computed. “It is a fundamental step in the electoral process. The integrity test is a controlled, fully documented vote. In normal voting, the vote is confidential, it is secret. In the integrity test, no. We use fictitious names for the candidates. The entire process is documented on video and broadcast live. And in the end, the result of the ballot box has to correspond exactly to the votes that were typed”, explained Elton Leme.

Of the 33 polls that will be audited, six will undergo an integrity test using biometrics as the identification process. This is a pilot project that the TSE is developing in this year’s elections. These six boxes were drawn from among those installed at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), which houses 21 polling stations. The test will be carried out with the participation of voluntary voters who, after voting on election day, will be invited to the initiative.

The other 27 ballot boxes that will be submitted to the audit were drawn from all the electoral zones in the state. The equipment will be collected and taken to the Court of Justice of the State of Rio de Janeiro (TJRJ), where the test will take place tomorrow (2).


The entire ceremony was accompanied by the electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), the non-governmental organization Electoral Transparency and the Association of Judges for Democracy (AJD). There was also a live broadcast on social media.

Prior to the draw, the entities inspecting the electoral process could nominate ballot boxes to be audited. Representatives of some of them were present, such as the Federal Police, Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) and the Armed Forces, represented by the Eastern Military Command (CML). The inspectors preferred, however, that the entire definition took place by drawing lots. Although political parties are also supervisory entities, none of them sent a representative.

Another 10 urns were drawn and will be submitted to an authenticity test, to be carried out by the judge of the electoral zone where the equipment is located. He must be accompanied by representatives of the inspection entities. The judge will hold several conferences to verify that the media present in the sealed equipment are those that were inserted at least 20 days before.

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