Human-rights declarations and various legal instruments state that elections must be conducted by secret ballot, but silent about precisely what that means.
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Democrats in the early presidential contest states of Iowa and Nevada will be able to cast their votes over the telephone instead of showing up.
Swiss Post has suspended e-voting system effectively spelling the end of online trials with the current technology for the October parliamentary elections.
The Myanmar government should immediately lift internet restrictions imposed on nine townships in Rakhine and Chin States, Human Rights Watch said today.
The government has decided to suspend efforts to enshrine electronic voting in Swiss law, but it plans to continue trials using improved systems.
An unprecedented shutdown of mobile data across swathes of Myanmar’s restive Rakhine blocking villagers from internet where the army is accused of abuses.
Some political scientists and democracy scholars think that it might. Inequality will rise as jobs continue to be automated, which will cause distrust in the government and create fertile ground for authoritarianism.
Blockchain-based voting has long been looked at as a use case for the technology – but as with any nascent application, there are bumps along the way.
With their playbook for pushing government boundaries as a guide, some Silicon Valley investors are nudging election officials toward an innovation.
Across the nation, officials overseeing geospatial information systems are looking to digital-mapping data to make their elections more efficient and fair.