Costa Rica

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How is the national electoral register created?
  • Created by the EMB using its own data collection and/or other sources of data
If electoral register is created by the EMB, which method is used?
  • A continuous register (voter data is continuously collected and updated between electoral events)
If electoral register is created by the EMB, what type of technology used for collecting registration data?
  • Digital voter registration kits/computers, online connected to central database
If the EMB uses technology to collect voter registration data, is biometric data captured and used during registration?
  • Yes, both fingerprint scans and photos
Is the biometric data used in voter identification at polling stations?
  • Yes
Is technology used for identifying voters at polling stations (electronic poll books)?
  • No
How technology is used in relation to paper voter lists?
  • Not applicable

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Is e-voting currently used in any elections with EMB participation?
  • No, e-voting is not used currently
If e-voting is currently being used, what type(s) of technology used?
  • Not applicable
If e-voting is currently being used, is it taking place in controlled or uncontrolled environment?
  • Not applicable
If e-voting is currently being used, is it available for all voters or only some groups of voters?
  • Not applicable
If e-voting is NOT currently being used, what is the current status of e-voting in general?
  • E-voting is not used but feasibility studies and/or tests are being carried out (see comments)

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Are official election results processed by an electronic tabulation system?
  • Yes
If official election results processed by an electronic tabulation system, at which level results are entered into an electronic tabulation system?
  • Polling station level, online connected to central station
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to establish final results?
  • No data
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to announce certified results?
  • 15 days for first round of 2014 presidential election; 29 days for 2014 legislative elections.

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Does the country use open source software in electoral processes?
  • Open source systems have been considered, but are not in use
What are the key reasons for or against using open source systems?
  • Not specified
What types of open source systems have been considered or used?
  • Not applicable

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Does the country provide individual online voter registration/polling assignment checks?
  • Yes, assigned polling station using online interface
Does the country publish the statistical overview of voter lists online?
  • Yes, at polling station level
  • Yes, at the municipal level
  • Yes, at the constituency level
  • Yes, at the national level
  • Yes, at the provincial level
Does the country publish full voter registers at the polling station level online?
  • Yes, not machine readable
Does the country publish full voter registers at the national level online?
  • Yes, not machine readable
Does the country publish the lists of parties and/or candidates registered for elections online?
  • Yes, not machine readable
Does the country publish the election (voting) results online?
  • Yes, machine readable
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the level of aggregation?
  • Results aggregated at polling station level
  • Results aggregated at district level
  • Results aggregated at provincial level
  • Results aggregated at regional level
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the level of detail?
  • Full details (total votes cast, votes cast for each candidate/party, invalid votes)
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the timing of publication of results?
  • Close to real time, as results become available to EMB
  • After availability of final results
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, are historical results also available?
  • Yes
Does the country publish seat allocation data online?
  • Yes, not machine readable
Does the country publish candidate/party financing reports online?
  • Yes, not machine readable

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