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Enfranchised is empowered: how tech can ensure all voters can vote

  Enfranchised is empowered: how tech can ensure all voters can vote

In an age when so much can be accomplished without ever stepping outside,  it seems anachronistic and downright anomalous to hear of voters still not able to vote just because [...]

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Online survey reveals voters want more and better voting technology

  Online survey reveals voters want more and better voting technology

An online survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence right after the recent U.S. presidential election revealed that voters are ready for an overhaul of the election technology inventory.According to survey results, [...]

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By a hairline: Four US elections that were really really close

  By a hairline: Four US elections that were really really close

Pundits have started to speculate how close the US presidential race will be. Is it going to be a blowout similar to when President Lyndon Jonson trounced Barry Goldwater (R) [...]

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The Future of Elections

  The Future of Elections

“The 21st Century is truly the golden age of technology. Humanity depends on technology for everything with one notable exception, voting. For more than two centuries democracies have relied on [...]

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More Rwandans get e-Government services

  More Rwandans get e-Government services

Residents of the Gasabo District in Rwanda finally got a taste of e-Government services with the launch of an e-Government online portal. The initiative garnered praises from residents who expressed [...]

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Philippine electronic count “almost perfect”

  Philippine electronic count “almost perfect”

Automated elections in the Philippines got a boost when an election watchdog announced that its random manual (RMA) showed a 99.8% match between the electronic count and the manual count."It [...]

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The Philippines improves speed of election proclamations

  The Philippines improves speed of election proclamations

On May 9 the Philippines automated its third national election with great result. Leveraging technology, basically all candidates vying for local offices were proclaimed between Election Night and the next [...]

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Philippine poll body launches voter education campaign

  Philippine poll body launches voter education campaign

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is going to great lengths to ensure that all registered voters in the Philippines are equipped with knowledge on how to properly cast their votes [...]

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Women participated in Saudi Arabia elections for the first time

  Women participated in Saudi Arabia elections for the first time

For the first time since 2005 when municipal council elections were carried out in Saudi Arabia, women were able to participate as both voters and candidates.In this election there were [...]

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Electronic voting in Venezuela, another successful election

  Electronic voting in Venezuela, another successful election

On December 6, Venezuelans headed to the polls to elect 167 representatives to the National Assembly. Electronic voting played a key role in helping authorities run the election.Only a few hours [...]

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Can Google rig elections? – the rebuttal

  Can Google rig elections? – the rebuttal

Amit Singhal, senior vice president and software engineer at Google, responded Robert Epstein’s article which suggested that Google had the power to shift the voting preferences of undecided voters. Given [...]

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The modernisation of the US voter registration system

  The modernisation of the US voter registration system

September 22 was National Voter Registration Day in the United States, and what a better day to discuss the current registration system. One point of view adding value to the [...]

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US Voting Machines: An imminent crisis ahead?

  US Voting Machines: An imminent crisis ahead?

According to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice (New York University School of Law), authored by Lawrence Norden and Christopher Famighetti, the United States’ election technology is [...]

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8-point listicle for the upcoming Guatemalan General Elections

  8-point listicle for the upcoming Guatemalan General Elections

Next Sunday, September 6, Guatemalans will head to the polls to elect the President and Vice President, Congress (158 deputies), Central American Parliament (20 deputies), and Mayors and councils for [...]

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New elections laws could disenfranchise voters in Canada

  New elections laws could disenfranchise voters in Canada

As Canada prepares for its 42nd federal election, some advocacy groups are rising concerns over the possible disenfranchisement of voters resulting from the recent changes in election legislation.The Fair Election Act (Bill [...]

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Top 10 facts about Burundi’s presidential election

  Top 10 facts about Burundi’s presidential election

Burundi’s presidential election will be held July 21, after been postponed by nearly a week. The postponement comes as a response to a request by leaders from the East African [...]

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IFES and DI seek international consensus on Election Audits

  IFES and DI seek international consensus on Election Audits

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and Democracy International (DI) recently published a white paper titled “Election Audits: International Principles that Protect Election Integrity”, which provides guidance to election commissions on [...]

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Women support internet voting in the UK

  Women support internet voting in the UK

According to a recent survey carried out by Mancunian marketing agency, Tecmark and polling company YouGov, 63% of adults in the UK think that online voting would boost turnout in [...]

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Lithuanian Parliament to discuss i-voting for 2016

  Lithuanian Parliament to discuss i-voting for 2016

This February, Lithuania is not only celebrating the 97th anniversary of its independence from the Russian Federation and, the 25th anniversary of its State formal reestablishment from the Soviet Union [...]

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Biometrics, a part of the future of electronic voting

  Biometrics, a part of the future of electronic voting

Voter impersonation has been an ever-present threat to election integrity for centuries. Fortunately, recent developments in biometric technology are yielding positive results when it comes to authenticating voters efficiently.In 2009 [...]

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