TSE judges resumed discussions on electronic voting contracts on Tuesday. / TSE video image.
The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) this morning reversed a decision adopted on Monday to implement a direct, non-competitive contract and will implement a “direct contract with competition” for electronic voting of El Salvadorans abroad this Tuesday. approved.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange reported the decision in a press release, which detailed that it had appointed an “offer evaluation committee” to work “without interruption” to select the “best provider” of electronic voting.
TSE officials asserted there was no vote from Judge Guillermo Wellman on the “direct contract with a competitor” decision, but the judge said in a television interview this Tuesday that the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) will not be involved in decision-making in the 2024 election process. said it was “back in time,” and he detailed how the TSE chose a direct deal “without competition” on Monday.
“Yesterday we had an extraordinary session and the deal was approved directly without competition for the company, because times are no longer good. If we sign a direct deal with a competitor, we will have a deal by mid-late July. I will have to,” he said. He said.
Deputy Judge Marlon Harold Cornejo publicly questioned the no-competition hiring Monday night. On his Facebook account, Cornejo asserted that the deal would be “competitive” due to the need for transparency, cost savings and even avoiding international condemnation.
Deputy Judge Marlon Cornejo has posted his position on the electronic voting contract format on Facebook.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange also agreed to ask the legislative assembly to reform to extend the period during which electronic systems are required to be ready under the Foreign Voting Rights Special Law, according to election officials. His term ends on June 3rd.
In the process, the Tokyo Stock Exchange decided to review the final list of companies proposed by the Computer Services Sector (USI) as best suited to develop electronic voting systems. Officials say they will invite observers from academia and civil society to watch the process develop.
Tokyo Stock Exchange President Dora Martinez de Barahona announced that “four companies will enter the competition” because “the list of candidates analyzed by engineers and proposed to the plenary session has been reopened.”
Source: Diario Elmundo