Free and fair elections invariably rely on accurate and reliable systems for registering, identifying, and authenticating voters. Once these systems are in place, election commissions must continually update and maintain their voter databases. So, how do they do that?
Recently the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) published a report on Introducing Biometric Technology in Elections.
Emerging countries in Latin America and Asia are successfully adopting election technology to increase voter participation, transparency and efficiency. Following the example of Brazil and Venezuela, countries like Paraguay, Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico have implemented some form of electronic
On October 7th 2012, Brazil held elections across its 27 states to elect mayors, deputy mayors and city councilors for its 5,568 municipalities. Only the voters from the Federal District, the 21-island archipelago Fernando de Noronha, and those residing abroad