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Bjorn Lomborg

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E-Voting – improving the election process?

2017-03-15

The participation rate in Haitian elections is low. In last October’s election, less than one-quarter of eligible voters participated.

The process is long and complex, leaving opportunities for error and fraud, while the costs of holding an election have climbed more than 400% in 25 years.

With apparent broad public support, electronic voting has been suggested as one way of reducing the cost, cutting the opportunities for error and fraud, and re-establishing public trust.