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June 24, 2014

Libya implements world’s first mobile voter registration

Reboot’s Panthea Lee talks to The Stream about development of the world’s first mobile voter registration system.

A Libyan woman flashes the victory sign with ink-marked fingers after casting her ballot for Libyan National Assembly elections, at polling station in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 July 2012. (EPA/ALI HAIDER)

With the Libyan election coming up Wednesday, many are focusing on political analysis and the deteriorating security situation in the country. But few are talking about a new technological development in the country; namely that Libya has the world's first mobile phone-based voter registration system. Check out digital producer Omar Baddar's interview with Reboot's Panthea Lee, discussing how this system was developed and what potential it has: