Ecuador

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How is the national electoral register created?
  • Extracted from a population/civil registry
If electoral register is created by the EMB, which method is used?
  • Not applicable
If electoral register is created by the EMB, what type of technology used for collecting registration data?
  • Not applicable
If the EMB uses technology to collect voter registration data, is biometric data captured and used during registration?
  • Not applicable
Is the biometric data used in voter identification at polling stations?
  • No
Is technology used for identifying voters at polling stations (electronic poll books)?
  • No
How technology is used in relation paper voter lists?
  • Not applicable

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Is e-voting currently used in any elections with EMB participation?
  • Yes, in politically-binding sub-national elections (e.g. elections for regional legislature or executive office etc.)
If e-voting is currently being used, what type(s) of technology used?
  • Other (see comments)
If e-voting is currently being used, is it taking place in controlled or uncontrolled environment?
  • E-voting takes place in controlled environment
If e-voting is currently being used, is it available for all voters or only some groups of voters?
  • Voters in particular constituencies (see comments)
If e-voting is NOT currently being used, what is the current status of e-voting in general?
  • Not applicable

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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?
  • Between polling station level and central level (see comments)
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to establish final results?
  • 6 days
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to announce certified results?
  • 16 days

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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?
  • Security, guaranteed results, and the availability and support of personnel trained to use proprietary software are all cited as reasons for not adopting open source systems.
What types of open source systems have been considered or used?
  • The National Electoral Council has used licensed Oracle databases, with the systems developed on .NET platform. Java is currently being used. Open source tools like Zimbra (for e-mail), Alfresco (for information storage) and OTRS (for online helpdesk) are all components of the Council’s administrative infrastructure.

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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 the municipal level
  • Yes, at the constituency level
  • Yes, at the national level
Does the country publish full voter registers at the polling station level online?
  • No
Does the country publish full voter registers at the national level online?
  • No
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, not machine readable
  • 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 municipal level
  • Results aggregated at constituency level
  • National results are published
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?
  • No