The President of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), Alexandre de Moraesaffirmed this Friday, 2nd, that the only secret thing in the Electoral Justice is the vote and that the Court – as well as Brazilians – trusts electronic voting machines and wants transparency in the entire electoral process.
“There is nothing secret in the Electoral Justice, the only secret thing is the vote”, he said in a sealing ceremony of electronic voting machines for the general election that takes place in a month.
“What the Superior Electoral Court wants is transparency, the Electoral Justice trusts – as Brazilians and Brazilians trust – in electronic voting machines and nothing better than… to shed light on the issues that are problematized”, he reinforced.
At the ballot box sealing ceremony, Moraes said that this moment marks the end of a stage of development and inspection of electoral systems.
At this stage, the TSE seeks to guarantee the authenticity of the program responsible for the operation of the electronic voting machine and shows that the software was not intentionally modified or did not lose its original characteristics due to failure to write or read. In these elections, the code that feeds the ballot boxes was open for inspection for one year, twice as much as in previous elections.
The president of the TSE stated that this “bureaucratic” stage had never been so closely monitored by those involved in the electoral dispute.
At least since last year, the court has adopted a series of measures to increase transparency and strengthen the security of electronic voting machines amid baseless questions made by president and reelection candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PL) about the reliability of the system.