The lack of competition in the United States has resulted in insufficient innovation in the elections industry which has dampened voter confidence in election systems.
Last October, Belgium conducted local and provincial elections. The first half of a two-part election season, which will be completed next May with Parliamentary (Regional and Federal parliaments) and European elections.
For years, many in the election technology ecosystem have been promoting the implementation of e-voting systems that produce voter-verified paper audit trails (VVPAT).
Elections are designed to give people a voice while granting elected officials the legitimacy to govern.
September 25 marked two years since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were signed. The SDGs or Global Goals represent a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure worldwide peace and prosperity.
Declining voter participation has become a global concern and a steady electoral pattern in the last thirty years.