To begin answering this question, it’s important to emphasize one word: System. Voting machines, often a subject of much contention, do not work alone.
Well-designed technology improves the accuracy, speed and integrity of elections. However, observation by experienced observers and thorough auditing are also necessary to give legitimacy to election results.
According to International IDEA, “voter turnout has been declining across the globe since the beginning of 1990, and such trend has raised many concerns among election stakeholders.”
Halfway to 2018, democracy stands firm to constant challenges around the world. Larry Diamond, one of the world’s leading democracy scholars, claims we have been going through a “democracy recession”.
Bot farms, fake news and data breaches have all been used to spread misinformation during some of the most important electoral processes in the last few years.
International Women’s Day (March 8) is here. The global celebration of women resistance and achievements in all areas of life (social, economic, cultural and political) is an annual opportunity to engage and be part of the efforts to promote gender