TSE checks signature systems for the second round of elections

The procedure checks that the systems in the Electoral Court equipment are the same digitally signed by the president of the court.
29/10/2016 13h46 - Updated 29/10/2016 13h46
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The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) held today (29) the verification of signatures of management and votes of aggregation systems for the second round of this year's elections. The procedure checks that the systems in the Electoral Court equipment are the same digitally signed by the president of the court, Minister Gilmar Mendes, the Public Ministry and the Bar Association of Brazil (OAB).

The verification of electoral systems was also carried out in the first round of elections and occurs in three steps. First, It is made a presentation of the software involved. Then, the signature verification program is sent remotely to the equipment 27 electoral regional courts for validation of the installed systems. By last, there is the Management System Totaling.

"On the eve of the second round, We perform again digital signature verification ceremony ", Gilmar Mendes said during the ceremony. "This procedure is of utmost importance To ensure the secrecy of the vote and the security of the elections", completed, highlighting the need for transparency of the electoral process.

Understand the procedure

From 29 August- 6 of September, the TSE held Digital Signature Ceremony and Sealing of Electoral Systems, at which time the final versions of the programs to be used in the election were presented to representatives of political parties, coalitions, the Order of Lawyers of Brazil and prosecutors, among others.

After the presentation, electoral systems are digitally signed. The ceremony was held on 6 of September, at the headquarters of the TSE, in Brasilia. In this ocasion, the systems have been digitally signed by the president of the TSE, by Deputy Attorney General Election, Nicolao Dino, and the Secretary-General of the Bar Association, Felipe Sarmento.

After the signatures, the media received physical seals, also signed by these authorities, and they were placed in envelopes sealed again. A copy was stored by the president of the TSE in-room safe court. The other went to the 27 electoral regional courts. The content of the media was used to charge the electronic voting machines used in the election this year.

Source: Agency Brazil

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