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Technology a boon for illiterate voters – study reveals

    Technology a boon for illiterate voters – study reveals

Illiteracy has always been a major exclusionary factor in elections. Voters who lack the ability to read and write often find themselves unable to exercise their right to choose their [...]

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Despite challenges and setbacks, democracy remains resilient – IDEA international publication

    Despite challenges and setbacks, democracy remains resilient –  IDEA international publication

There is a persistent perception that democracy is on the wane. In fact, a report from Freedom House showed that 71 countries registered declines in political rights and civil liberties, [...]

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Some 478 million voters in the Americas to restore faith in Democracy

    Some 478 million voters in the Americas to restore faith in Democracy

The year 2018 will be an important one for the Americas as roughly 82% of the approximately 580 million eligible voters in the region are expected to cast a ballot [...]

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Trust is in decline, Edelman Intelligence finds

    Trust is in decline, Edelman Intelligence finds

Around the world, key democratic institutions are taking a bad hit on their trust index. This “implosion of confidence” was revealed in the 2017 Trust Barometer conducted by Edelman Intelligence, [...]

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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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