What then does it take to have a free,
fair and credible Election?
In many countries nowadays, the will of the people is expressed through the ballot box. Elections are organized in several countries around the world each year and different approaches or frameworks are adopted for its conduct. Elections take place at different levels; local, national, regional and even at the international level, too. Regardless, the electoral process entails much more than just voting. Actually, other stages in the electoral process include, inter alia, periodicity and time-frame, registration of candidates and/or parties, registration of voters/electorates, campaigning, vote casting, declaration of results, and installation of the winner(s). It is very possible for electoral fraud to take place at any of these stages. Varying reactions of electorates have been recorded before,…Continue