Today I went to Regional Electoral Tribunal of my city in order to do my biometric relisting. All voters have to do this new re-registration to be able to vote in the next elections in the country.
In Brazil, the elections for any political office is obligatory and the newness in the next election is that all Brazilians will vote with biometric identification. In addition to the voting machine used for about 17 years, will be used biometric identification in elections. The Brazilian Government has been perfecting this technology, and since 2008 has implemented the electronic voting machine with biometric recognition of digital voter.
I did my relisting and I received my new Electoral Identification. The problem is that when I went to sign my own name in the “ E-sign Pad”, I had great difficulty due to the Writer’s Cramp. I was very upset because my signature was not pretty. If this had happened in the past, I would have “lost my day”. I’d be in a bad and depressed mood throughout the day. But I learned to accept dystonia and all its aspects that limits my life. Today, I have another attitude to this illness and deficiency.
I think the electoral vote with biometric identification is more a technology that will facilitate my life and everyone who has writer’s cramp like me. As the credit card with chip you use a password and do not need to sign, biometric voting helps patients with writer’s cramp, too much. If we can not write and sign our own name as everyone do in the writing civilization, at least we’ll use our finger to identify ourselves, as our ancestors have always done because they have not been to school and have not learned to read nor write.