The president of the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE), Indira Alfonzo Aguirre, said this Friday, November 6, that the Venezuelan automated system is 100% auditable and explained that to date seven out of the seventeen audits scheduled in this electoral process have been carried out successfully.
The head of the highest electoral body emphasized that these audits have been carried out successfully, which are part of the plan for the voting process “and a very important one, in which political parties are present day-by-day, subscribing and verifying in full swing these conclusive acts such, as the one for the audit on the counting software,” she stated.
She stressed that all these audits, and others that are to be developed, “remind the national and international community, as is well known, that the Venezuelan automated system is 100% auditable.” The Venezuelan automated electoral system issues paper ballots every time a vote is cast, and the citizen can verify their vote on the machine and on the paper ballot. These ballots are placed, by the voter, in special boxes, and used at the end of the voting process to audit the accuracy of the data transmission.
Alfonzo Aguirre explained that the country’s electoral system has audits in its pre-electoral phase, on the day of the voting, and after the voting day, in which not only CNE technicians participate, but also political organizations and voters.
Featured image: Electoral drill organized by CNE last October. Photo by Xinhua.