Vote counting begins in India, Modi expected to hold power

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 22:18

Vote counting began Thursday morning in India's massive general elections, which have been forecast to keep Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in power.The count was expected to conclude by the evening, with strong trends visible by midday. In the world's largest democratic exercise, some 900 million ...

Poll workers journey to reach India’s most remote voters

Asia & Pacific 04/13/19, 01:38

The figures involved in India's general election are staggering: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters, 11 million poll workers, nearly 4 million electronic voting machines, 1 million polling booths and 570 special trains for migrant laborers and security personnel.Such numbers convey the scale of the world's biggest democratic exercise. ...

Georgia House approves new electronic voting machines

U.S. 02/26/19, 16:49

Georgia House lawmakers approved using new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot by 2020, a big step toward replacing an outdated system that offered no verifiable paper trail.The proposal disregards cybersecurity experts who say hand-marked paper ballots are more secure.The bill passed Tuesday, largely along partisan lines ...

1 dead, 2 injured as storms, tornadoes hit South

U.S. 11/06/18, 18:44

Severe storms sweeping across the South with tornadoes on Tuesday killed a person and injured at least two others, knocking down trees and leaving thousands without power, officials said. The weather disrupted Election Day voting in some places, forcing citizens to use paper ballots instead of electronic voting machines.In Tennessee, ...

Update: Brazil investigates photos of guns in polls

World 10/07/18, 16:00

The Latest on Brazilian elections (all times local):4:45 p.m.Brazil's electoral court is investigating images that went viral on social media of supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro bringing guns to their polling stations.One image shows a gun on the top of the electronic voting machine and Bolsonaro's face on the ...

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