Mistakes happen: a polling station in Cali, Colombia.
EPA/Christian Escobar Mora
A look through the ballot papers shows the declared result in Colombia's crucial vote is far from definitive.
Doing his best?
Labour once claimed racial equality as its turf, but the Tories are fighting back to woo this key demographic.
This year, many voters will be unenthusiastic about their choices.
Imagine you're in a voting booth faced with a choice between bad candidate #1 and bad candidate #2. Surprisingly, science says this may actually be a good thing. Here's how.
Showing your voting support with a button can be more powerful on Facebook.
Facebook has already proved it can increase the number of people who vote in elections. But what if it tries to influence how they vote?
Donald Trump has staged mass rallies in swing states in Florida as election day nears.
The 2016 US presidential race has been a strange campaign in many ways, but the swing state map looks very familiar.
Seeking a peaceful handover of power between parties and political opponents.
It's true that sophisticated hackers may be able to tilt the presidential election. But the more likely threat to democracy comes from sore losers who sow doubt about voting integrity.
African-American children gather around a voter registration sign.
Laws that restrict who can vote are facing challenges in several states. A historian explains how people mobilized against voting restrictions of the 1960s, and why their strategy is still important.
There is a large Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The Trump campaign is adding groups of untapped, swing state voters to its Trump playbook. A political scientist examines whether the Amish vote in states like Pennsylvania and Ohio can be swung.
Is everything on the up-and-up here?
With the DNC email leak and Trump calling on Russia to hack Clinton's emails, concern about foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election process is rising. Is e-voting the next cyber battleground?
If turnout had been 100% on June 23, you might be eating a croissant right now instead of protesting about Brexit. Then again, you might not.
Your vote is not insignificant in the bigger scheme of things. It matters.
Not voting can have serious consequences regarding the kind of society we end up living in. Disengagement can mean a lowering of quality of life.
Now that the election is done and dusted what needs to change in politics?
The major parties seem to be having considerable difficulty drawing lessons from the recent election campaign. Of course, there are many. The most obvious, but probably the most difficult for them to accept…
The new vote capture system is a consequence of the recent Senate voting rule changes.
The new Senate vote capture system had to be built rapidly, with little time for design or testing, and is being operated in a way that allows only part of the process to be scrutinised.
Was new Senator Derryn Hinch right about voter turnout in New Zealand?
Was new Senator Derryn Hinch right to say on Q&A that voting is only compulsory in Australia and Belgium, and that 90% of New Zealanders vote even though it's voluntary?
There is a clear disparity between the support of a party, in terms of popular vote, and parliamentary seats won.
Since 1949, most of Australia's governments received less than half of all primary votes cast, with some as low as 40%.
By hand: voters use paper and pencil to cast their ballots in the 2016 Australian federal election.
There's something about seeing the ballot process take place – the vote, the count – that inspires confidence. That wouldn't be the same with any electronic voting system.
A surprise around every corner.
When confronted with two options, the electorate generally gets scared and votes for the status quo. We now see what happens when both options are frightening.
Australia continues to enjoy voter turnout levels that are the envy of voluntary-voting regimes the world over.
The majority of Australians approve of compulsory voting – and have done so for decades. The nay-sayers continue to be a minority.
A significant number of people were always going to be disappointed by the result. This is for anyone who wanted to stay.
Receiving votes from the internet is the easy part. Proving that you got the right result, while keeping votes private, is an unsolved problem.
Despite years of research, nobody knows how to provide evidence of an accurate result while keeping individual e-votes private.