election news

The Iranian Presidential election results are out and the incumbent Rouhani has won a second term in office. Read on for the full results and reaction in this edition of #Election News! Continue reading

Iranian Presidential Elections

The Iranian presidential elections are upon us! Friday the 19th of May will see Iranians go to the polls. Much is up for grabs – from the direction of the Nuclear deal to the handling of the economy. Here are the core aspects you need to know ahead of the results on Monday!

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compulsory voting

Mandatory voting is a much-debated topic whenever elections roll around. There are a number of countries around the world that require their citizens to show up at the polls on election day. In this installment of our blog series on voter participation, we discuss the arguments for and against compulsory voting. Continue reading

Election News

Yesterday’s British Columbia elections have served up the Canadian province’s first minority government in 65 years. In this edition of #Election News we bring you the winners and losers from what has been an historic election in the country’s west. Continue reading

public participation

In the previous installments of this series, we have covered some of the different forms of digital participation. Today we will be assessing the overall benefits and drawbacks of participating in a digital world.  Continue reading

En Marche! The French Presidential Elections

The final round of the French Presidential elections took place yesterday May 7. In what was always going to be a historic result, the people of France voted decisively in electing their president. Here we bring you all the results and reaction in this installment of #Election News. Continue reading

British Columbia General Election

Citizens will go to the polls next Tuesday, May 9 to vote in the 2017 British Columbia General Election. Here we take a look at how the provincial electoral system works in BC and run our eye over the key candidates and parties. Continue reading

compulsory voting

Voter participation is the backbone of democracy. It gives leaders and governments the legitimacy they require in order to make policy decisions. On the flip side, when voters stay away from the polls, the foundation of democracy itself is eroded. In our next blog series, we cast our eye over various ways in which voter participation can be boosted. First up is the case for lowering the voting age. Continue reading

Read more about methods of electoral research

Last week we touched on some of the more common types of electoral fraud in what many would consider being highly democratic nations. Voter intimidation, the misuse of proxy voting and the creation of leading ballot papers are indeed troubling aspects of modern democracies. This week, however, we will be looking at some of the types of election fraud that break the power of democracy entirely.

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public participation

More and more municipalities count on digital communication services to involve the public. Hence, many municipalities have already created or plan to establish online participation and consultation platforms. However, can these measures help increase public participation? More transparency = more public participation The internet offers various possibilities to take part in different debates and discussions […]

Read more about methods of electoral research

Election fraud is indeed one of the darker sides of democracy. Read on to learn more about some of the most common types of election fraud that you may encounter in your voting career.

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Election News

The first round of the French presidential election is done and dusted. In a vote against the established political classes, France’s next president will come from outside of the two major political parties. Here we bring you all the results and reaction in our #Election News. Continue reading