Election Universe

Elections in Europe – Winter Season

    Elections in Europe – Winter Season

With the month of July soon ending, the international community still waits to see a number of critical elections be held in Europe- including presidential elections in Slovenia, parliamentary elections [...]

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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 inclusion imperative: why elections need to be more accessible to disabled voters

    The inclusion imperative: why elections need to be more accessible to disabled voters

Persons with disabilities (PWDs) have always been consigned to the fringes of society and generally do not enjoy the same access to services as more able-bodied citizens. Even in the [...]

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The case for election technology

    The case for election technology

Antonio Mugica, CEO and founder of Smartmatic, recently published an article titled “The Case for election Technology” in the European View journal. According to Mugica, despite the ubiquity of technology in [...]

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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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The UNDP for more inclusive elections in Latin America and the Caribbean

    The UNDP for more inclusive elections in Latin America and the Caribbean

The UNDP has launched the Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS), a program to sensitize and train indigenous communicators and journalists in electoral cycle dynamics and on new information [...]

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Israel eyes electronic voting

    Israel eyes electronic voting

While no date has been set for elections yet, the Central Elections Commission of Israel has been preparing for weeks for the possibility of early elections. And one of the [...]

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The 2014 elections in numbers

    The 2014 elections in numbers

This year, approximately 1.5 billion people have elected their representatives in 96 elections held in five continents. That’s the equivalent of 21% of the world population.Asia, a continent with 4.427 [...]

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