Declining voter participation has become a global concern and a steady electoral pattern in the last thirty years.
In a previous post, some reasons for a growing deployment of election technology services in Latin America were mentioned.
The electronic voting law for Catalans living abroad recently passed the first parliament test. The next step for the bill will be going through a consideration by a committee, before it can be enacted.
2016 was a year marked by electoral surprises. From UK, and all the way to Colombia, elections proved that no result is guaranteed until the last voter casts his or her ballot.
“When voting rates in America are some of the lowest among advanced democracies, we should be making it easier, not harder, to vote.”, advised President Barack Obama during his final speech, a few days before leaving the White House.
“The future of democracy is digital. Not only because technology can improve crucial processes in elections, but also because it has the potential of going even further and making the rapport between citizens and governments more dynamic”.