On May 15, voters in the Dominican Republic cast ballots in one of the country’s largest elections, including races for president, members of the National Congress and municipal offices. Two major technologies were introduced for this election for the first time: biometric voter verification and electronic vote counting. The new technology meant that before being allowed to vote, polling station workers would need to confirm the identity of...
Participación Ciudadana Observes New Electronic Counting Technologies
30 Years of PVT: Georgia 2003 - ISFED Ensures Transparency
On November 2, 2003, Georgians visited the polls to elect 235 seats in Parliament and to vote on a nationwide referendum that would reduce the size of Parliament to 150 members. Although this was not a presidential election, the 2003 elections were understood to be a gauge for the popularity of President Eduard Shevardnadze and the ruling Citizens’ Union of Georgia party and to be an indicator of how the 2005 presidential elections would turn...
30 Years of PVT: Nigeria 2015 - TMG Preserves Confidence & Peace
The March 2015 presidential elections in Nigeria were historic. For the first time since independence, power was transferred peacefully between political parties. The peacefulness of the election defied the predictions of many international and domestic actors who believed that Nigeria was teetering on the edge of disaster and instability. There was widespread concern that the election would lead to violence, as had occurred after the 2011...