NEW PUBLICATION: Electronic Voting & Counting Technologies: A Guide to Conducting Feasibility Studies

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8 Jun 2011

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Electronic voting and counting technologies are being increasingly used by countries around the world, including India and Brazil. Other countries, however, are leaving technology behind and re-adopting paper balloting, as is the case in the Netherlands and Germany. 

How are we to reconcile these very different conclusions about which path to take? Which is the right approach for a country considering these technologies, and when is it advisable to adopt them?

While every country is different and the factors that may push one nation toward an electronic voting or counting technology may not be present for another, there are steps all countries should take in assessing whether voting technology is right for them.

Written by Ben Goldsmith, Senior Electoral Advisor , Electronic Voting & Counting Technologies: A Guide to Conducting Feasibility Studies provides clear guidelines for conducting thorough feasibility studies and gaining further insight into whether electronic voting and counting technologies should be adopted.

Electronic Voting & Counting Technologies: A Guide to Conducting Feasibility Studies is the second publication in IFES’ Applied Research Series on Election Technology. The first in the series was Direct Democracy: Progress and Pitfalls of Election Technology edited by Mike Yard, Election Administration and Technology Expert.