Indeed Arjan, this inspiration doesn't respond to wider issues of accessibility and I didn't really intend to address all issues with regards to making elections more accessible. I suppose that providing many options for voting only helps catering for the many needs of people, which should hopefully contribute to accessibility and this challenge. I just thought of mentioning the "post" and "proxy" options here as I haven't seen those posted elsewhere on the site yet.
To the independency point, I guess using the post could be a nice way to help those who can't get to the polling stations but otherwise have a post box within reach as we have here in the UK.
Hey Eoghan, thanks for the comment. Mind you, 'perceived' success is as far as I'd say it goes. The voting system in Brazil is highly controversial and was much debated at the time of implementation back in 1996. Allegations of corruption permeate the system and until the last elections in 2010 we are told stories of candidates who surely voted for themselves and after the final count have received "0" votes.