Election Watch

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Technology and the Elections

When Namibians took to the polls last year to cast their votes for the National Assembly and Presidential elections, they set a precedent on the continent by being the first Africans to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
This voting technology was introduced primarily to enhance the election process and to reduce the amount of time it takes to count and verify the results – an important consideration given the delays in the announcement of results in past elections.

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Election Watch is a project of the Institute for Public Policy Research in Windhoek, Namibia. Election Watch is funded by the European Union and the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives.