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How do US states maintain a secret ballot using Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail?

How have US states implemented Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail in their voting systems? In particular, how is the secrecy of votes insured? I note that it would be compromised if bulletins where ...
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How much of votes in the European Parliament fall on party (group) lines as opposed to country (groups) lines?

Some votes in the European Parliament fall on geographical/country lines. I'm pretty sure (many) others probably fall on a more traditional ideological (e.g. left-right) divide between EP party groups ...
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Is there a reason why so many Latin America countries enforce compulsory voting?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_voting Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_voting#/media/File:Compulsory_voting.svg It seems like most Latin America country enforce compulsory ...
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Are there elections where the result tally is made public before the election is complete?

The usual way of conducting elections is to start counting votes after the polls are closed or at least to only start announcing results after the last voter has cast their vote. There’s always some ...
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In the present health crisis, do states plan to open their polling station for longer hours?

I am always astonished at the shortness of the voting day in the US. In Britain at general elections the polls are open across the whole country from 7.00am till 10.00pm. As a result they do not ...
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Quantitative estimate of the actual electoral impact of rejected mail-in ballots in the 2020 US election?

Has anyone made well-informed, quantitative estimates of the actual electoral impact of rejected mail-in ballots in the 2020 US election?
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Under post-1946 TWP-rule, roughly what percentage of adult Liberians could effectively vote?

I'm trying to understand (in a nutshell) how it came be that The nation was virtually governed as a one-party state under the TWP, although opposition parties were never outlawed. while at the same ...
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What exactly happens in a ballot recount (Wisconsin for example)?

I am intrigued by the mechanism of ballot recounts. In Wisconsin, for example, this NPR article quotes a spokesperson, Murtaugh, who claims that some ballots in Milwaukee County had been "cured&...
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What projections are there, if any, of the final margin of the election?

At this point, Biden is the president-elect, with every major network including Fox having called the election in his favor, and with a probable end result of 306 electoral votes to 232 for Trump. ...
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On Florida machine recount - how limited to Senate/Gov/Agriculture

The machine recount required by FL law is underway. Are the scanning machines reprogrammed to only tabulate senate, governors, and Ag.Secty? Or do the scanners actually do a complete retabulation of ...
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To what extent if any did the Koch brothers facilitate an "attack on voting rights... that began after 2008"?

In CNN's November 30, 2023 Will Koch’s endorsement be enough for Nikki Haley to beat Trump?, civil rights attorney Maya Wiley responds to a question about financial support linked to the Koch brothers ...
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Can I confirm my identity at the polling station without taking off the mask?

My country has an upcoming elections soon. On the polling station I will need to confirm my identity with photo ID; this implies taking off the mask in a crowded place. I take social-distancing ...
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Blockchain-based services (developing & developed countries)

Are there any countries (developing or developed) that are currently under the process of implementing blockchain-based services (voting, property ledgers...)? In particular, has there been any new ...
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Who would be legally responsible for any possible US presidential election hack?

There are claims that Russian hackers tried altering the US presidential election data، Most of these claims, as far as I know, that has no verifiable evidence. If this happened, who (person or ...
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