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[liberationtech] E-Voting

Richard Brooks rrb at g.clemson.edu
Thu Nov 17 07:20:27 PST 2016


I would agree. Also consider the numerous cases of
intentional network disruptions on the continent during voting
over the past year. It is predictable that this would become
a tool of voter suppression.

Oddly, though, mobile devices have been essential tools
in monitoring voting and mobilizing voters in recent years
in the same region.

It makes me wonder what the essential differences are between
these two applications that make the difference.

On 11/17/2016 08:11 AM, Patrick Kariuki wrote:
> 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
> <mailto: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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