The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) standardized the voting period for this year’s elections to coincide with Brasilia’s official time in all states and the Federal District. However, the move does not apply to voting conducted abroad, which will continue to take place from 8 am to 5 pm, according to local time in each nation.
Elections abroad in this instance will begin at 8 p.m. on October 1 (Brasilia time) in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and will conclude in cities in the western United States due to the time zone. The voting period will last nine hours in total, whether the voter is in Brazil or not.
Only the President of the Republic will be up for election by citizens with an electoral domicile outside of the nation. The Regional Electoral Court of the Federal District (TRE-DF) coordinates voting abroad with the assistance of the Brazilian diplomatic network in each nation.