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Elections & technologies
14 October 2015 @ 17h00 - 19h00
Speakers : Moses Bakari (CRECO/ELOG, Kenya)/ Mohammed Bakari (UDSM, Tanzania)/ James Mwirima (CEWARN, Uganda)/ Tom Wolf (IPSOS – Kenya)/ IEBC representative (Kenya)
Contemporary elections involve ever-more modern technology. They are meant to protect what have become the fundamental principles of elections: the secrecy and singularity of the individual’s vote, the transparency of the ballot, the independence of the institutions supervising the elections.
But these increasingly sophisticated elections come at a cost: when technology goes wrong, suspicions are quickly aroused.
Have new technologies made elections more free and fair? Has this new apparatus transformed electoral behavior?
The speakers on this panel, each one a specialist, will address these questions with regard to their own field of practice: from election polls, to electoral observation, to the organisation of elections.