Who runs elections and how can they be improved? Independence, resources and workforce conditions are essential for electoral integrity

In new research published about how elections are run around the world, Toby S. James, Leontine Loeber, Holly Ann Garnett and Carolien van Hamfind that organisational independence matters for well-run elections, and that election management could be improved with more resources, improved working conditions for election employees – and a better gender balance in electoral…

Decentralised electoral administration: a cure or curse for US elections?

Toby S. James from the University of East Anglia considers whether the decentralised nature of US elections helps or hinders the smooth running of electoral administration. Donald Trump’s claims that the US presidential election will be rigged have rightly been met with outrage and derision. Hillary Clinton called his remarks “horrifying”; incumbent president,…

Welcome to the website

I am delighted (and slightly nervous...) to launch this website about electoral management.  The running of elections has been a long-held interest of mine since 2000 when the UK led the world with some innovations with postal and electronic voting. At the time it struck me how much research there was…