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An introduction to absentee voting

Absentee voting is performed by someone unable to attend the polling location to which they’ve been allocated. Increasing access to it is seen as one way to increase voter turnout. [...]

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Assistive technology in elections

    Assistive technology in elections

Voting is a fundamental right for every citizen, regardless of race, gender, beliefs, or physical or mental ability. That’s why on 3 May, 2008, the United Nations´ treaty Convention on the [...]

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Peru readies to implement electronic voting

    Peru readies to implement electronic voting

The electoral commission of Peru, called the Oficina Nacional de Procesos Electorales (ONPE), recently approved the legal framework necessary to begin implementing e-voting for binding national elections.In a document published [...]

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Three-cornered Turkish presidential race on

    Three-cornered Turkish presidential race on

Turkey is set to hold its presidential elections this August, the first round on August 10 followed quickly by the second round on August 24. The transcontinental republic sitting on [...]

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How Scotland plans to make its elections even better

    How Scotland plans to make its elections even better

Scotland has looked carefully at its electoral system to see how it could be improved.Its government published a consultation document in April. Called ‘Scotland’s Electoral Future – Delivering improvements in [...]

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Indonesians to elect new president in July

    Indonesians to elect new president in July

In three weeks, Indonesians will be selecting a  new leader to replace President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.  Around 71% of the close to 200 million registered voters are expected to troop [...]

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