Gates are closed but voting for queues continues says TSE

Gates are closed but voting for queues continues, says TSE

The polling station gates closed at 5 p.m. (Brasília time), but voters who are in the queues can still vote, according to the TSE (Supreme Electoral Court). The rule is provided for in Article 144 of the Electoral Code and in Article 136 of Resolution 23.669/2021, which regulates the 2022 elections: “The entry of votes ends at 17:00, provided that there are no female voters in the voting queue of the Elections Section”.

Also at 17:00, the vote count began as scheduled by the TSE.

2022 election vote count: Follow the results on UOL

Court President Alexandre de Moraes said the lines registered at some polling stations in the country were within normal limits. “The vote was conducted smoothly and harmoniously,” he said at a press conference.

“Some queues, as always in the morning hours, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., but that’s also in the normal range. Of course, all voters who arrive before 5 p.m. will vote, tickets will be distributed. “Voter arriving before 5 p.m. so that the elections are normally completed”.

Since the morning, voters in the Federal District, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other states have reported long lines to vote. The delay was attributed to biometrics, the São Paulo Regional Electoral Court found (see below for more details). There are also cases of voters who have forgotten their sticker this year it is not possible to vote with a mobile phone.

Voting more voters. Moraes explained that it was not possible to say that polling station queues were due to issues with voters’ biometrics. The minister said that he had already contacted the President of the Fluminense Regional Court to discuss the possible slowness in voting.

“Also because an increase in the number of voters has already been demonstrated in several sections of some constituencies. We won’t really know if there was a delay until it was due to voter growth or biometrics,” he said.

“Even with the queues at this time, it has not escaped normality”.

The minister also classified the election climate this morning as “very calm”, with only isolated incidents in the reporting period. The latest Justice Department bulletin on Operation Elections 2022 recorded 663 cases of electoral crimes and 250 arrests.

“Society shows that we were absolutely sure, it demonstrates democratic maturity, everyone will vote for whoever they want without confusion for their chosen one. We are extremely pleased with how the 2022 elections went,” he said.

Exams. During the press conference, Moraes said that 1,019 voters had already volunteered for the biometric integrity test, a proposal from the military and accepted by the court for this year’s election.

According to the minister who accompanied one of the tests in Brasília, the procedures are going smoothly. When asked if the military had reported anything, Moraes said he had no contact with the armed forces about the test.

“I’m a Corinthians fan as everyone knows. To this day I dispute Internacional’s win over Corinthians in 1976, that ball that hit the post and the outside and scored a goal. I still dispute it to this day, but I mean Keep challenge to myself This is how the Supreme Electoral Court will deal with anyone who challenges the elections,” he said.

Result comes today. The minister assured that the outcome of the investigation would be known later in the day, but did not commit to a timetable.

“You can’t put a time because if you’re moving in 15 minutes, it’s like, ‘Look, it’s delayed.’ But today voters will know who was voted on, the results for president, governor, state and federal representatives and senators,” explained.

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Movement of voters in the Escola Estadual Central in Belo Horizonte this Sunday (2), day of the first round of the general elections in Brazil

Image: Oct 2, 2022 Gledston Tavares/Dia Esportivo/Estadão Content

This year, voting time in Brazil has been standardized and all polling stations will work from Brasília time, including cities and states with different time zones.

Election plan for the 2022 election

  • Locations using Brasilia time
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • acre
    6 a.m. to 3 p.m
  • Amazon
    6 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the municipalities of Amaturá, Atalaia do Norte, Benjamin Constant, Eirunepé, Envira, Guajará, Ipixuna, Itamarati, Jutaí, Tabatinga and São Paulo de Olivença
    7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in other municipalities in the state
  • Mato Grosso
    7 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Mato Grosso do Sul
    7 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Rondonia
    7 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Roraima
    7 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Fernando de Noronha (PE)
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m

guns and cell phones. The minister said the bans on using cellphones in the polling booth and on carrying guns were being respected by voters, with minor incidents involving cellphone use being recorded.

“There are very few cases,” Moraes said. “The polling station will not search all people and we believe in the good faith of male and female voters. I’d say 99% of the bona fide voters deliver and that’s it. electoral crime,” he said.

Queues were caused by the use of biometrics, says TRESP

The general director of TRESP (Regional Electoral Court of São Paulo), Claucio Corrêa, said in the afternoon that delays in some polling stations were caused by the use of biometrics to identify voters. However, the delay is still within expectations.

“Biometrics is not an agile means of voting, but a secure means of voting. It is used to ensure that the voter who appears outside the polling station is who they say they are. That is the purpose of biometrics: to bring more security for the outcome of the elections,” he said.

Corrêa said the court is working with the prospect that voting will end around 6 or 7 p.m. in some sections. However, the voter must be at the polling station by 5:00 p.m. to vote: Those who are on site will receive a password and voting will not end until all voters in the queue have cast their votes.

The director of TRESP also says there are possible delays due to a large influx of voters from the same section who voted at the same time. . “We know that 11 a.m. to about 2 p.m. is a peak time because many voters want to vote just before lunch or right after,” he said.