Trusting Technology in Elections


17 Jul 2013

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Technology is rapidly changing, altering the political and electoral landscape across the globe. While new technology has contributed to increased access to information and political enfranchisement, it has also created new challenges for maintaining transparency in the electoral process.


As emerging democracies explore the use of technologies in elections, delicate choices must be made to ensure systems are transparent and accessible. In this podcast, IFES Chief of Party in Kenya Mike Yard discusses the role of technology in the electoral process and the effect it has on transparency and credibility.