Technology Transforming Elections in Africa

From Afrinnovator Thu Dec 13 2012, 08:46:14

This article is a follow up to a previous article on 'The Influence of Technology on Governance in Africa' in which we observed how technology is shaping how governments operate, how citizens expect their governments to operate, and the interaction between government and citizenry. We summarized the impact of technology on the 'citizen' (people) side of the citizen-government relation in three simple terms: Influence, Expression & Connection. This article looks at technology specifically being used within election situations. The use of information technology  and particularly social and mobile technologies during elections has become prevalent across Africa. Technology has been used

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