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The Philippines: gearing up for the 2016 general elections

    The Philippines: gearing up for the 2016 general elections

With a little over ten months to go before the Philippines goes to the polls to select the next president, the country’s poll body is itself deep in the process [...]

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Challenging presidential election results: a common political strategy?

    Challenging presidential election results: a common political strategy?

An interesting and somehow groundbreaking paper about disputed elections in presidential democracies has won this year’s IDEA/EIP award for the best graduate student paper on electoral integrity.The International Institute for [...]

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Lowering the voting age: a global trending topic?

    Lowering the voting age: a global trending topic?

Nearly 90% of the world’s countries has set the minimum voting age at 18. However, according to some analysts “momentum is building around the world to lower the voting age [...]

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The 2015 Mexican midterm elections – a snapshot

    The 2015 Mexican midterm elections – a snapshot

Mexican voters headed to the polls on Sunday June 7th to vote for 500 seats in the lower house of Congress (Chamber of Deputies), nine of 31 governorships, 641 federal [...]

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Turkey Parliamentary Elections: Coalitions will be needed

    Turkey Parliamentary Elections: Coalitions will be needed

On June 7, Turkish citizens went to the polls to elect their 24th Grand National Assembly (or Türkiye  Büyük  Millet  Meclisi). The chosen members of Turkey’s unicameral parliamentary body will be [...]

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Spain tests election technology

    Spain tests election technology

Election authorities from Spain successfully tested a new system to improve election administration during the recent municipal Spanish elections held on May 24.In 22 municipalities (900 polling tables) authorities deployed [...]

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7 reasons not to ditch the electoral technology debate in the UK just yet

    7 reasons not to ditch the electoral technology debate in the UK just yet

The UK general election might be over but the debate on electoral technology remains relevant. Here are 7 good reasons to keep discussing the role technology could play in UK elections.1. [...]

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