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Preliminary injuction suspends rule of Electoral Reform Plan that provides for printed vote

In the session that took place this wednesday (6), the Full Court of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) granted an injunction in the Direct Action for the Declaration of Unconstitutionality (ADI) 5889 to suspend the device of the Electoral Reform Plan of 2015 that instituted the need to print the electronic vote. The majority position among the Justices was that the device jeopardizes secrecy and freedom of voting, going against the Federal Constitution.

Other arguments put forward by the Justices have argued that the measure is not proportionate and reasonable, since it imposes high implementation costs - estimated at more than 500 millions USD - and brings risks to the security of votes, with no guarantee that it increases the security of the system. Emphasis was placed on the confidence of the population in the system that had existed since 1996, system that is even considered an international reference. It was also emphasized that the amendment could undermine this confidence.

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