Biometric Voting During Brazilian Runoff Elections

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the eve of the weekend of the 2014 Brazilian runoff elections, the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) verified the biometric identification systems to be used in many Brazilian polling stations. On Sunday, October 26th, the biometrics machines once again will identity many voters by their fingerprints and record their votes, in place of physical ballots.

The TSE originally approved the biometric machines for use in the 2014 Brazilian elections on August 20th. The machines have been in use in some locations in Brazil since 2008 with the goal of

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