The Superior Electoral Court (TSE), http://www.tse.jus.br/, has registered the candidates who will run in the 2014 elections. The first round will be held on Sunday, October 5 and the second round on the 26th. Almost 143 million people are eligible to vote in Brazil and another 354,000 abroad (more information can be accessed at http://www.tse.jus.br/eleitor/eleitor-no-exterior/servicos-eleitorais-no-exterior). Every Brazilian citizen between the ages of 18 and 70 is obligated to register to become a voter and to cast his or her vote. A vote is facultative (optional) for the electorate above 16 and below 18 years old, as well as for voters above 70 and those who are not literate.
The General Consulate of Brazil in Hartford will provide six electoral tables and it will be open all day Sunday, October 5, to serve the voters registered under its jurisdiction (Connecticut and Rhode Island). Ballots will be opened at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m.
The following is a list of the candidates registered at the TSE, in alphabetical order: