Timor-Leste's vibrant democracy is seen as a bright light in a troubled region, but political instability could threaten the progress it has made.
Will female candidates rule Indonesia's regional election this year?
A social media post on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo wearing denim jackets and sneakers on a motorbike has gone viral. What is behind Jokowi's latest stint on social media?
Researchers reveal the ways the US election system is under threat – only one of which has anything to do with Russia.
But there's little evidence the high spending changed any minds, says a political scientist who lives in the district.
Serbians go to poll on April 2. Will the country's trend of illiberalism and authoritarianism continue its three-year run?
Kenneth Arrow, the Nobel prize winner who died last month, showed us there is no perfect voting rule. So how does his theory work?
A grassroots opposition movement against the Donald Trump presidency is growing. The question is can it be harnessed into globalised sanctions campaign?
Even if fake articles could be curbed and filtered news modified, there's something built into Facebook's anatomy that foments partisan rage.
Where problems arose, voting was generally able to keep going smoothly. But those failures serve as a warning of how bad things could get if we don't replace our voting machines soon.
As Election Day approaches, candidates in races across the country will be doing everything they can to get out the vote – including turning to behavioral science.
While voter fraud - despite recent allegations - is rare, how do we ensure the ballots we cast are counted accurately? If so, how? Our experts offer background and insight.
Laws that restrict who can vote are facing challenges in several states. A historian explains how people mobilized against voting restrictions of the 1960s, and why their strategy is still important.
There's something about seeing the ballot process take place – the vote, the count – that inspires confidence. That wouldn't be the same with any electronic voting system.
In the 1850s, an influx of immigrants incited xenophobia in Americans. How did Abraham Lincoln, the GOP's first president, react to the angry mood? A Civil War historian tells the tale.
In 2012, nearly one-third of voters with a disability had trouble voting. A 2002 law was supposed to fix this problem. New technology may have the answer at last.
Decade-old computer equipment underpins the country's most important civic process. What happens when it breaks down?
The heavy-handed tactics used by Uganda's authorities during the 2016 elections have raised questions about a return to an oppressive past.
Opposition inspires more confidence in one's position than support and also helps to turn judgments into actions. This helps explain why attack ads are a crucial tool in politicians' arsenals.
Michelle Grattan talks to Labor environment spokesman Mark Butler about climate change, an ETS, the possibility of an early election, the ALP national conference and much more.