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Modernizing elections – Recommendations by WebRoots Democracy

    Modernizing elections – Recommendations by WebRoots Democracy

In January, WebRoots Democracy published a report entitled ‘Democracy 2.0’, which analyzes the progress made since 2015 when the UK’s Speaker of the House, John Bercow, reported the findings of [...]

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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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Philippines, Estonia, Brazil, India: Digital Democracy trailblazers

    Philippines, Estonia, Brazil, India: Digital Democracy trailblazers

Richard Soudriette, founder and former president of International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), labeled Philippines, Estonia, Brazil, India and Estonia as pioneers for their pioneering efforts in implementing electoral technology.In [...]

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e-Democracy and the empowerment of citizens

    e-Democracy and the empowerment of citizens

Photo courtesy of: http://beyondthe.eu/e-democracy-ukraine/Political observers who are quick to spot movements just bubbling under the surface have recently taken notice of how e-Democracy is enabling more and more citizens to [...]

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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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Scotland’s democratic engagement and the road ahead

    Scotland’s democratic engagement and the road ahead

The hugely successful delivery of the recent Independence referendum demonstrated that Scotland is leading the way in terms of democratic engagement and effective election administration. With almost 85% of the [...]

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UK Commons Speaker: “E-voting would not be an earth shattering step.”

    UK Commons Speaker: “E-voting would not be an earth shattering step.”

John Bercow, House of Commons Speaker, has said that e-voting in polling stations or at home would not be an earth-shattering innovation.Well, actually, it would if you look at it [...]

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