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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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VI Ibero-American Conference of Electoral Justice: The role of justice as electoral endorsement

    VI Ibero-American Conference of Electoral Justice: The role of justice as electoral endorsement

The VI Ibero -American Conference for Electoral Justice entitled: "The role of Electoral Justice as a guarantee of democratic probity", was held this year in Cancun, Mexico on the 27th, [...]

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Internet voting = Postal voting 2.0

    Internet voting = Postal voting 2.0

As early as 1999, in the midst of the dot-com bubble, Bill Clinton sent a memorandum directing the National Science Foundation to study the potential of Internet voting: “The Director of [...]

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