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[liberationtech] E-Voting

Patrick Kariuki patrick.kariuki at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 05:11:55 PST 2016


Mobile voting in Africa is impractical. Even as an option, If people would
start to lose their phones around the election period, the recovery effort
involved in ensuring the service is available and the consequences
thereafter, would be a potential legal and customer service nightmare.


On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 4:57 PM, Zacharia Gichiriri <
zacharia.gichiriri at strathmore.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Are there any countries that have implemented a form of mobile voting? Is
> there any research on the potential, challenges and applicability of mobile
> voting?
> Considering the explosive growth of mobile phones across Africa, would the
> use of mobile phones for elections (citizens voting through mobile phones)
> improve election outcomes and transparency?
>
> Best,
> --
> Zack.
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