Caracas, 14 Oct. AVN.- On Monday, the National Electoral Council (CNE ) starts a cycle of 12 audits prior to the municipal election scheduled for December 8, with the participation of specialists and engineers of political parties and the electoral institution.
According to the new electoral timetable exposed to the representatives of the parties on 27 September, the first of the audits will be the software of the voting machines from 14 – 18 October 2013.
Simultaneously, there will be a review of the prints of the voters. Besides, another audit of the software of information system for electors begins on October 21. Three days later, technicians of political parties and CNE will begin to check out poll books, a task that will continue until October 25, when computer files used to configure the voting machines will be reviewed.
Totalization software ─the program adding the votes for each candidate─ will be revised from October 28 to November 1st .
The production of machines, the process which loads candidates data to all voting equipment will be from October 29 to November 30.
Production machines of voter information system and statistical software revision of this system starts on November 15 while voting infrastructure will be audited on November 27.
Then, pre-dispatch audit will be conducted on December 1, which again proves the entire platform and a day before the election, on 7 December, the telecommunications test is performed in which political parties, national telecommunications company CANTV and CNE specialists will verify that the means of transmission of electoral data is in perfect condition.
Furthermore, on the election day another cycle of audits will be conducted starting with the Citizen Verification Phase I, involving polling members and voters. The next day, there will be a new revision to the transmission system and the Citizen Verification Phase II will be checked out on December 13.
All audits involve specialists from all political parties, militant groups in which engineers and other technicians lend their expertise to the joint execution of multiple tests of the voting platform.
In the December 8 election voters will choose 335 mayors, two mayors for the Metropolitan districts and 2,435 members of municipal councils.
A total of 39,427 polling stations will operate in 13,651 polling stations across the country. They will receive the 19,066,431 people eligible to vote in this election, which includes foreigners with more than 10 years of residence in the country. AVN 14/10/2013 13:27
sursa: Embajada de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela en Rumania