A county clerk, far left, swears in a group of Nevada residents to conduct a hand count of ballots on Oct. 26, 2022.
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Amid discussion of how best to conduct and tally a hotly contested election that is potentially subject to nefarious meddling, three experts explain the basics.
A campaign poster of John Magufuli of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party who is seeking re-election as president in October.
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International observation will not insulate controversial polls – such as Tanzania’s in October – from malpractices, but will make them less likely and allow them to be exposed.
Allowing MPs to vote electronically would go a long way to promoting gender equity in Canadian politics.
To boost inclusivity among its ranks, the House of Commons needs parliamentary reform of its voting procedures to allow electronic online voting, or e-voting, for its members.
Together no more: remote voting for Congress could be the outcome of public health restrictions on gatherings.
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Democrats may soon propose letting members of Congress vote by proxy during the pandemic. A legal scholar says the language the Founders used 233 years ago could allow voting remotely.
A line outside a polling place in Guwahati, India, April 23, 2019.
Explaining the equipment and the process by which hundreds of millions of ballots are collected and counted in India.
The online voting glitches in Ontario’s recent municipal elections show it’s time to develop nationwide guidelines and standards for online voting in Canada.
Online voting glitches in Ontario’s recent municipal elections show that Canada needs to develop voluntary standards on online voting.
How confident should voters be that their ballots will be counted accurately?
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Ensuring the integrity of democratic elections from hackers and electronic tampering, and boosting public confidence in democracy, isn’t very difficult, nor expensive.
Can they be confident their votes will count?
Russian government agents allegedly penetrated US state and county election databases. Scholars of election security offer insight and recommendations about what to do now.
Does every person’s vote count?
Researchers reveal the ways the US election system is under threat – only one of which has anything to do with Russia.
Should the future of voting look more like the past?
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Have you ever struggled to understand exactly what to do inside a voting booth?
An election observer from the British High Commission in Nairobi.
African democracies are embracing electronic voting far more confidently than the West.
Officials check an electronic voting machine.
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Election results almost always come with conspiracy theories attached, but India’s latest round of recriminations goes deeper than usual.
How secure is your vote?
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While voter fraud - despite recent allegations - is rare, how do we ensure the ballots we cast are counted accurately? If so, how? Our experts offer background and insight.
Scott Ryan has released terms of reference for an inquiry by a parliamentary committee into the 2016 federal election.
The issues of foreign donations and electronic voting will be examined by a wide-ranging parliamentary inquiry.
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.
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?
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.
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.
About one in four Australians are skipping the polling day queues and voting early.
More than 280,000 votes were cast online at the NSW election, which has been claimed as a new world record. The state’s early vote also looks set to hit a new high, mirroring a trend across Australia.
Security experts discovered that the iVote practice server was vulnerable to tampering; after checking that the same weakness affected the real voting server, they alerted the authorities.
Vanessa Teague and Alex Halderman
UPDATED 3PM: The NSW Electoral Commission has now publicly commented on the security flaw we uncovered. But we’re concerned that it does not seem to understand the serious implications of this attack.