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News - 29 Mar 23

Many Western Europeans think mandatory voting is important, but Americans are split
Around two-thirds of adults in Germany, France and the UK say it is important for their national government to make voting compulsory. More
America is exceptional in the nature of its political divide
The U.S. is not the only country wrestling with political fissures. But the pandemic has revealed how pervasive the divide in U.S. politics is. More
In past elections, U.S. trailed most developed countries in voter turnout
Comparing U.S. voter turnout to other countries' depends very much on which country you’re looking at and which measuring stick you use. More
From voter registration to mail-in ballots, how do countries around the world run their elections?
Ahead of the 2020 U.S. election, here’s a look at how elections are run in the United States and other countries around the world. More
Key facts about women’s suffrage around the world, a century after U.S. ratified 19th Amendment
At least 20 nations preceded the U.S. in granting women the right to vote, according to an analysis of measures in 198 countries and territories. More

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Innovation in Electoral Technology: How will technology be utilised in the 2030s?

The ICPS Electoral Stakeholders' Network organised a virtual roundtable: ‘Innovation in Electoral Technology: How will technology be utilised in the 2030s?’ contributing to an understanding of the future of technology in the electoral space. Delegates from all over the world participated in the event, including four eminent speakers.

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Elections & Technology : How to Incorporate New Systems into Our Electoral Processes Post-Covid-19

The events of the last year have brought growing pressure for electoral stakeholders to embrace new technologies to address a number of the challenges that have emerged following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. For many electoral bodies, the last year has acted as a catalyst for many changes that were already underway, but for others it has led to a significant shift in thinking. In this timely moment, it is important to explore the implications of incorporating existing and emerging technologies into our electoral processes.

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Strengthening Access in Registration: How to Protect Voting Rights and Improve Participation

The voter registration process is crucial to enfranchising all eligible voters, and is the building bloc upon which a democracy realises the fundamental principle of "one person, one vote, one value”.

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Planning Participation in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Polling Location Resource Allocation and Layout

Across the globe, in-person voting at predetermined locations is how voters are accustomed to casting a ballot. However, the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic presents unique challenges for this well-established participatory norm.

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Ways to Overcome the Challenges of COVID-19 in Election Management

It is perhaps an understatement to now say that the the entire world has been seriously impacted by the outbreak and spread of Covid-19, and that the world of elections is no different. While this is undoubtedly true, this has been said since March. Many countries in response to the outbreak decided to postpone elections for a year in the hope of being able to run an election clear of the pandemic...

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Research Paper: How Can EMBs Manage Turnout During a Pandemic?

Global politics has been defined in 2020 by its attempt to deal with a deadly virus. This is no different for the work carried out by electoral management bodies (EMBs) across the globe, as they deal with the challenge of how to manage their respective elections in the middle of a pandemic. The ongoing public health crisis has impacted elections across the globe in a variety of ways. Not only has it led to the postponement of elections in over 70 countries , it has also resulted in lower turnout in elections that have continued throughout the pandemic...

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Lessons learned from Lithuania's pandemic election

Lithuania is one of the countries that held elections during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is a parliamentary republic with elements of a semi-presidential system.

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Approach towards Election Security: Cyber Resilience of Election Infrastructure & Role of People, Process ,Technology

Election cybersecurity or election security refers to the protection of elections and voting infrastructure from cyberattack or cyber threat – including the tampering with or infiltration of voting machines and equipment, election office networks and practices, and voter registration databases.

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