Technology in Elections:A Silver Bullet?

Technology in Elections:A Silver Bullet?

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) conducted a seminar on Role of Technology in Elections after ECP’s decision to introduce Electronic Voting Machines(EVM) in the upcoming elections of 2018.

The seminar highlighted that EVM is by no means a purely technical measure rather, it is an important public policy choice. Decisions on EVM should have to be taken with extreme care. While they offer much promise, there are also many perils to overcome.

Speaking on the occasion, DRI’s Election Expert, Vladimir Pran suggested

Moreover he discussed experiences of using EVM in USA & India at the seminar.

The seminar panelists included Shabir Ahmed Country Representative IFES, Rashid Chaudhry of FAFEN, Dr. Fouzia Hameed Member National Assembly, Naeema Kishwar of JUI-F and Shmyla Khan a lawyer and activist working in Digital Rights Foundation.

The panelists shared their views regarding ECP’s decision.

 

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Nabahat Tahir leads the content production team at Techober. She also works as a web content manager at Centangle Interactive, an Islamabad-based digital media agency.