As of 12 p.m. Sunday (2), Brasilia time, voting in the first round of the 2022 elections had already ended in 59 countries, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) reported. Voters abroad vote only for the post of President of the Republic.
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This year, polling stations were set up in 181 foreign cities. According to Election Fairness, more than 697,000 voters are able to vote abroad, an increase of 39.21% compared to the previous general election of 2018.
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The responsibility for organizing elections abroad, such as sending ballot boxes and opening polling stations, rests with the Regional Electoral Tribunal for the Federal District (TRE-DF). The agency informed that it had already started receiving the first ballot papers from other countries. However, the release of official results should only begin at 5 PM.
This year, for the first time, all polling stations in Brazil are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brasilia time. Therefore, on sites with other time zones, the time is adapted to local time.
However, the rule does not apply to voters at polling stations abroad, as polling stations are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.
Check out the countries that have already closed down voting below:
Kingdom Saudi Arabia
the two seas
Hong Kong (province of China)
The United Arab Emirates
Sultanate of Oman
Russia (Russian Federation)
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