Brazil: this year’s elections will not have biometrics to prevent infection

Brazil: this year's elections will not have biometrics to prevent infection

Following recommendations by infectologists, the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) of Brazil will not require biometrics on the day of voting for municipal elections this year to prevent infection by the Coronavirus, since the identification reader cannot be sanitized frequently, in addition to causing agglomerations, as the procedure takes longer than signing the voting register.

Risk groups will have special assistance, although the consultancy of Fiocruz and the hospitals Sírio Libanês and Albert Einstein consider a milder scenario of infections at the end of the year.

The first round will take place on November 15 and the second on November 29.