On January 6, 2017 the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated elections systems as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure
Ecomsa and Smartmatic plan to help institutions create accurate and reliable databases, minimizing identity fraud and theft.
IEAC members had the chance to discuss at length some of the most pressing issues that election commissions from around the world face.
Mugica emphasized the need to use technology not only to improve elections but also to foster a more fluid dialogue between governments and citizens.
Demotech was led by Leandro Querido, Executive Director of Transparencia Electoral, an NGO that promotes transparent and balanced elections.