Friday, 23 January 2009

Transmitting vote tallies by mobile phone to prevent tampering

Filed under: Human Rights,News Watch Blog — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 20:56 PDT

In Kenya, mobile phone networks have been used to keep elections fair and honest – thereby preserving people’s right to take part in the government of their country – by reporting vote tallies before they could be tampered with.

During Kenya’s 2002 presidential elections, independent monitoring groups used mobile phones to keep the election process honest by reporting vote tallies from each polling place immediately.

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