Brazilians living abroad have the right to vote for the post of President of the Republic. For this, polling stations were set up in 181 foreign cities. Until 2 pm this Sunday (2), at Brasília time, voting for the first round of Elections 2022 had already closed in 69 countriesinformed the TSE (Superior Electoral Court).
According to the Electoral Court, more than 697 thousand voters are able to vote abroadan increase of 39.21% compared to the 2018 general election. No abnormality has been recorded so far, other than the high voter turnout.
There are still long lines in Lisbon and Porto, Portugal, and in Dublin, Ireland. In these and other places in Europe, it is possible that the voting time will be extended, to serve all those who are in the queues. In addition, 57 ballot boxes malfunctioned and had to be replaced, but in a few cases there was replacement for paper voting.
The organization of elections abroad, such as sending ballot boxes and opening polling stations, was the responsibility of the TRE-DF (Regional Electoral Court of the Federal District). The agency said it had already started to receive the first ballots from other countries. The release of official results, however, should only start at 5 pm.
This year, for the first time, all polling stations in Brazil are open from 8 am to 5 pm, Brasília time. In locations with another time zone, therefore, local time will be adapted.
The rule, however, does not apply to voters at polling stations abroad, where the polls are open from 8 am to 5 pm local time.
See the 59 countries where the voting for president has already ended
Hong Kong (Chinese province)
United Arab Emirates
Russia (Russian Federation)