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How the voting system will work

The Central Electoral Board’s (JCE) National IT Director Franklin Frias has announced that the results from any given polling station will be ready in 45 minutes.

During a demonstration to the diplomatic corps, he said that the vote-counting teams would start by sending an uncompleted ballot paper to ensure that there is no data in the system. Then they will start scanning the ballot papers, which will take seven to eight seconds on average. Frias said that the ballots would stay in the computer’s memory, meaning that the results will be ready immediately.

He added that if the IT system detected a vote with some kind of irregularity it would be returned to the voting center for a decision on whether it was valid or should be annulled.

He then described how the final result (official document) would be printed and signed by all of the delegates and voting station members. It will then be scanned and sent to the computer center. The whole process should take around 45 minutes to process each level of candidate.

Obviously in some cases it would take a little longer if there was discussion about particular ballot papers being valid or not.

JCE president Roberto Rosario told the guests and observers that they could have access to every part of the process and they could visit the polling stations whenever they wished, ask any questions, see all of the technology, receive any information and that there were no limits on information or cooperation, adding that any concerns would be answered.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

April 22, 2016

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