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India and the benefits of electronic voting

    India and the benefits of electronic voting

India, a frontrunner in the adoption of electronic voting, is busy conducting the largest election ever held. And it is doing so with the help of 1.8 million electronic voting [...]

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US lauds historic Afghan elections; runoff slated

    US lauds historic Afghan elections; runoff slated

The recent presidential polls in Afghanistan failed to determine a winner when none of the 11 candidates garnered the required minimum 50% votes to win.  For the United States, though, [...]

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Electronic voting and Lithuania’s Presidential elections

    Electronic voting and Lithuania’s Presidential elections

  Lithuania's Presidential elections will take place on 11 May 2014. There were initially 12 candidates but only seven received the required 20,000 supporting signatures. According to Wikipedia opinion polls show Dalia Grybauskaitė, [...]

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Malawi gears up for historic Tripartite Elections in May

    Malawi gears up for historic Tripartite Elections in May

For the first time in its history, the Republic of Malawi will be holding a Parliamentary, Presidential and Local Government elections at the same time. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is [...]

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How much do you really know about the 2014 general election in Iraq?

    How much do you really know about the 2014 general election in Iraq?

On 30 April Iraqi citizens will elect its Council of Representatives (CoR). Within 30 days of when the CoR first convenes, its members will elect the country’s President. He will then [...]

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Decentralization and the US Presidential Commission on Electoral Administration

    Decentralization and the US Presidential Commission on Electoral Administration

Following President Obama’s “we have to fix that” comment on the US voting system, during his acceptance speech 2012, a Presidential Commission on Electoral Administration (PCEA) began a series  of [...]

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India’s mammoth national election showing record high turnout as voting continues

    India’s mammoth national election showing record high turnout as voting continues

Indians are taking democratic participation to a new level as the world’s largest election arrives to the second of its five weeks. Voting began on April 7 and will run through [...]

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New Caledonia independence bid to be tested in May congressional polls

    New Caledonia independence bid to be tested in May congressional polls

In recent years, the government of New Caledonia has been granted more and more autonomy by France as a result of the 1998 Noumea Accord.  Yet despite increasing freedoms, residents [...]

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