Mobile Tech Helps Libya's Democracy

Libya's High National Election Commission (HNEC) has worked with US-based social impact firm Reboot to develop a mobile and online platform for Libyans to register for elections.

Panthea Lee (pictured), co-founder and principal at Reboot, told GlobalPost that the system enables in-country and out-of-country voter registration by SMS as well as online through a suite of 11 custom-built applications.

The system enables Libyans to register to vote via SMS and out-of-country voters to register via the web.

She added:

"We think that in a state like Libya where mobile penetration is above 100 percent, there is huge potential for it to enable inclusivity in the political process."

(Source: GlobalPost)

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