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Better turnout, better democracy: The case for electronic voting

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Voting via the internet would eliminate the necessity for complex logistics, as one would be able to vote from anywhere in the world, using an electronic device. Picture: iStock
Voting via the internet would eliminate the necessity for complex logistics, as one would be able to vote from anywhere in the world, using an electronic device. Picture: iStock

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While many African countries have historically held periodic elections, these polls have often come with myriad challenges.

Elections in some countries on the continent have been characterised by three main concerns: lack of trust in the electoral system, an electoral process that many voters perceive as not being well managed and doubts around the handling of disputes.

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The EFF has sent a legal letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office, demanding that the lockdown regulations be relaxed to allow political gatherings in compliance with all Covid-19 protocols. The party said that regulations prohibit political campaigning and activities in preparation for this year’s local government elections.
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Like church members, political party members should gather
19% - 8 votes
I fear the third wave
37% - 16 votes
Hold off on the elections
44% - 19 votes
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