The Key to Triumphant Practices of Technology in Elections: It’s Time to Reboot Electoral Process in Pakistan
Free and fair elections guarantee the continuation of successful democratic process. Electoral process conducted on period basis is acknowledged as locus of democracy. For a sustainable democracy, free and election should be conducted on a periodic basis. This is one of the important pillars for democracy to prosper and by and large acknowledged as the locus of democracy. If the element of fairness is not present in the election, the outcome is not democracy but dictatorship and the legitimacy of the elected government will be questionable. As a result, many countries of the world have forced to use modern electoral technologies for the purpose replacing traditional paper balloting. The main issue is that these advanced ways of casting votes are not uncontroversial. For a developing country like Pakistan, it is just a beginning. The lack of political stability has made it even more difficult. The article basically suggests a roadmap for these technologies to be implemented in Pakistan, keeping in view the identical political and geographical conditions of the surrounding countries. The experiments of these countries during their implementation phase have also been considered for the purpose. The paper also concludes that despite using every possible technology, the public trust towards Election Management Body is the key. It also recommends some solutions for this challenge as well.
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