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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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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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Africa’s Election Season 2017

    Africa’s Election Season 2017

Following recent elections in Algeria, Gabon, Republic of Congo and Senegal, the African continent is preparing to observe several more elections- including the first local elections in Tunisia, legislative elections [...]

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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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High turnout marks Turkish plebiscite

    High turnout marks Turkish plebiscite

Eighty six per cent of the 58 million registered Turkish voters turned up in polling precincts to decide whether or not to adopt 18 proposed amendments in the Constitution. While Turkish [...]

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Powering democracy in Africa through Technology

    Powering democracy in Africa through Technology

Technology is playing a big role in strengthening democracy by modernizing election administration. This was noted by Brigalia Bam, former chairperson of Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa who wrote [...]

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Technology a boon to voters in India

    Technology a boon to voters in India

Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, former head of the Election Commission of India, recently penned an article in which he provides some interesting insights on the benefits technology has brought to Indian [...]

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