The pilot program that the Electoral Authority (TSE) plans to launch will be used in 31 countries that have more than 50 people registered to vote.
This marks the first time that an electronic voting system will be used in the presidential elections. It is estimated that 10,123 Costa Ricans will vote from abroad during the February 2 elections.
The system is very straightforward. Voters will have the chance to choose between the option of voting with a touchscreen computer or a blank ballot.
A receipt will be printed immediately so the voter can verify that his choice was correctly recorded. According to TSE data, electronic voting will be established in 41 consulates working in 31 different countries.