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How to celebrate Democracy Day? 3 Perspectives beyond elections

    How to celebrate Democracy Day? 3 Perspectives beyond elections

Democracy is as much a process as a goal. It represents a mode of government and community coexistence that requires broad engagement and input by ruling bodies, individuals and all [...]

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Is Biometric voting registration a promising trend in Africa?

    Is Biometric voting registration a promising trend in Africa?

Africa has been experiencing swift political transitions during the last few decades. Reforms have come with demands for greater transparency and accountability. In consequence many of the election management bodies [...]

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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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5 tips to avoid being fooled by ‘Fake News’

    5 tips to avoid being fooled by ‘Fake News’

Arguably the biggest story in the last two years is how fake news has contaminated the news ecosystem, deceiving millions and even unduly influencing the outcome of some elections. Fake news [...]

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Modernizing elections – Recommendations by WebRoots Democracy

    Modernizing elections – Recommendations by WebRoots Democracy

In January, WebRoots Democracy published a report entitled ‘Democracy 2.0’, which analyzes the progress made since 2015 when the UK’s Speaker of the House, John Bercow, reported the findings of [...]

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Enfranchised is empowered: how tech can ensure all voters can vote

    Enfranchised is empowered: how tech can ensure all voters can vote

In an age when so much can be accomplished without ever stepping outside,  it seems anachronistic and downright anomalous to hear of voters still not able to vote just because [...]

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Philippines, Estonia, Brazil, India: Digital Democracy trailblazers

    Philippines, Estonia, Brazil, India: Digital Democracy trailblazers

Richard Soudriette, founder and former president of International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), labeled Philippines, Estonia, Brazil, India and Estonia as pioneers for their pioneering efforts in implementing electoral technology. In [...]

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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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