Jørgen Elklit is professor of political science at Aarhus University, Denmark, where his fields of interest include electoral management, quality of elections, and electoral systems. He has written on these topics and he has been active in electoral management in a number of countries, including South Africa, where he was one of the international members of the 1994 independent Electoral commission (IEC) and later a member of the 2002-03 Electoral Task Team. In 2008 he was Secretary to the Independent Review Commission in Kenya, which was tasked to establish what actually happened to electoral management during the 2007 elections. He has also been used as an advisor by various bodies, including the Danish parliament, the Folketing. He is attached to the Electoral Integrity Project and was a visiting researcher in Sydney in early 2016.