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IFES has warned that technology is becoming a threat to democracy

In order to preserve election integrity, technology must be controlled, according to a warning from the International Federation for Electoral Systems (IFES).
A barrier for legitimate elections, according to IFES President Anthony Banbury, is the transmission of misinformation and disinformation, which is primarily done through technology.

Speaking at a gathering outside of the Lusaka Summit for Democracy, Mr. Banbury emphasized the need for stakeholders to use technology to combat false information and disinformation during elections.

However, because it is their democratic right to vote, inmates and felons will continue to cast ballots in general and by-elections, according to Election Commission of Zambia Chairperson MWANGALA ZALOUMIS.
Because the Constitutional Court determined that prisoners are able to vote, according to Ms. ZALOUMIS, the ECZ has made it possible for them to participate in all by-elections since the 2021 General Elections.

The Center for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance’s acting director is a representative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). MARK BILLERA stated that his group is aiming to increase the credibility of elections globally.

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