The TSE (Superior Electoral Court) made the 2022 election calendar official. Brazilians will go to the polls on October 2nd to choose the country’s president, state governors, senators, federal deputies and state deputies.
The second round is scheduled for October 30th. The second round of voting takes place if one of the candidates for the positions of president and governor does not reach an absolute majority of votes.
In other words, to take the candidate to one of the Executive positions in the first round, he must obtain more than half of the valid votes (blank and null votes excluded).
In relation to free electoral propaganda on radio and television for the first round, it was established that the advertising pieces could be aired between the 26th of August and the 29th of September.
Another important date made official by the court is the convention of subtitles. The parties and party federations will be able to hold, from July 20th to August 5th, the conventions, in person, virtual or hybrid form, to choose candidacies and define coalitions.
The parties, party federations and coalitions must request the Electoral Court to register their candidacies by the 15th of August of the election year, according to the TSE.
The officialization of the federations, however, should take place six months before the election, as determined by the president of the electoral court, Luís Roberto Barroso.
In addition to defining these dates, the TSE confirmed that as of January 1, the free distribution of goods, amounts or benefits by the public administration is prohibited, except in cases such as public calamity, state of emergency and budget execution for the previous year.
Also as of January 1, 2022, entities that carry out electoral surveys will be required to register them in the court’s Electoral Survey Registration System up to five days before the release of the survey.
During the closing of the 2021 court’s activities, on December 17, Barroso cited the process of acquiring 225,000 units of the new model of electronic voting machines, which will be used for the first time in the 2022 elections, together with about 350,000 pieces of equipment. of the previous models.
The minister also recalled the clash with the Jair Bolsonaro government over the adoption of the printed vote, a Pocketnist flag defeated in Congress.
“The positive balance of everything we have been through is that the institutions resisted and removed the specter of retrogression, the breach of constitutional legality, of authoritarian adventures that always end in failure,” said Barroso, recalling Bolsonaro’s attacks on the court and the threats that the president did to the elections.
Other definitions for the 2022 elections
- The start and end of voting will be uniform throughout the country, according to Brasília time
- Voters who are in states with different time zones from the Brazilian capital will have to adapt with voting starting before or after
- Adoption of gender-inclusive language, which will apply to all TSE resolutions referring to the 2022 elections
- Prohibited the use of telemarketing and mass firing of messages in instant communication applications to people who have not signed up to receive them
- Anyone who carries out advertising considered abusive on the internet will receive a fine between R$5,000 and R$30,000
- Performance of concerts is still prohibited, although it is broadcast over the internet in the form of lives
- Only candidates who are artists will be able to present themselves at the rallies themselves.
- In order to hold debates for the majority elections, candidates from parties or federations with at least five members of Congress must necessarily be invited
- The presence of other candidates in debates is optional, that is, it is up to the event organizers to define