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Dominican Republic: JCE hires company that will do automated voting audit

The Central Electoral Board (JCE) yesterday signed a contract with the company Deloitte & Touche SA for a forensic audit of the Automated Voting System that was used in the Simultaneous Primary of the political parties on October 6, which has been questioned by former president Leonel Fernández.

Under the contract signed, the company undertook to carry out the work within a maximum period of six weeks from Monday 11.

The contract was signed by the president of the JCE, Julio César Castaños Guzmán; and Andrés Casas, leading partner of Deloitte & Touche SA, accompanied by Miguel Ángel García, National Director of Information Technology of the JCE. According to a press release, sent by the JCE, the value of the contract amounts to two hundred ninety-nine thousand eight hundred dollars (299,800.00 USD), corresponding to the fees and expenses of the service contracted, without taxes. The JCE must pay 50% at the beginning of the project and 50% at the end of the work.

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