Elections Worth Dying For? A Selection of Case Studies from Africa

By the International Foundation for Electoral Systems
August 31, 2014

A voting queue in South Africa, 2014. Photo: Leo za1 / © Rute Martins of Leoa's Photography
Election management bodies play a fundamental role in both preventing and mitigating violence. They are responsible for decisions throughout the full electoral cycle, and phased, continual engagement is needed long before and after the election day itself. By examining how these bodies have behaved in Mali, Nigeria, South Sudan, and elsewhere, this book draws lessons for countering electoral violence by embracing electoral education, using technology, including the media and minority groups, and regulating the influence of money.

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Security Topics: Electoral Security