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Advantages Of E-Voting In Ghana

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E-VOTING IN GHANA’S ELECTIONS: THE WAY FORWARD

Elections in Ghana allow the populace to choose their representatives and express their preferences for how they will be governed. Naturally, the integrity of the election process is fundamental to the integrity of democracy itself. The election system must be sufficiently robust to withstand a variety of fraudulent behaviors and must be sufficiently transparent and comprehensible that voters and candidates can accept the results of an election.
Unsurprisingly, history in Ghana and across the globe where democracy is practiced is littered with examples of elections being manipulated in order to influence their outcome.

The design of a “good” voting system, whether electronic or using traditional
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If their ballot can be identified by a third party, such as an election official, then voters can engage in vote selling. A common counter measure to this tactic is to consider any ballot with inessential marks as a spoiled ballot. The downside to this counter measure is that it is easy for election officials to spoil a ballot, especially during a manual recount.
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Benefits of e-Voting Electronic voting solves a number of voting problems associated with elections

Firstly, electronic voting has the ability to address the issue of over-voting and also finds an unparalleled solution to the issue of “rejected ballots”

Electronic voting also has the potential to revolutionize the voting process for visually impaired , differently abled, or non-literate voters. With paper ballots, many of these voters could vote only with the assistance of poll workers, which compromises both confidentiality and integrity of their ballots. Audio electronic voting machines enable visually impaired and non-literate voters to vote privately and independently.

Countries where e-voting is done , makes provision for voting to commence on ce days leading to Election Day itself. Early voting helps make voting more accessible to people who might otherwise be unable to vote on the day of the
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