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Technology Helps Democracy In Brazil

Technology Helps Democracy In Brazil
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Electronic ballot boxes make the voting process easier and faster.

Mauricio Soares
  • 20 october 2010

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The Brazilian elections results rank among the fastest to be announced in the world. Two weeks ago, merely 7 hours after the ballots were closed, 100% of the states had declared their winners – or runoff candidates, where applicable.

While there’s still some debate over the security of a completely electronic voting process, it’s undeniable that for a country like Brazil, where there are more than 130 million voters (and voting is mandatory), no other method could be so effective.

If the electronic system is not fail-proof, voting on paper has its flaws as well. It’s a matter of continuous development of security features and auditing tools. The speed provided by the Brazilian system is decisive, though. Rapid results minimize social tension and fraud accusations, while improving accuracy, both on voting and counting – and that helps democracy.

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