There are different ballots, voting machines, registration and eligibility requirements and procedures for counting votes across the country. That's a recipe for occasional confusion and miscounts.
Policymaking is no longer based solely on what a party stands for. Now, it also matters how a decision is going to play in the opinion polls – and that's a problem for our political system.
Monitoring the spread of mis-information and dis-information during the Swedish national elections by a group of scholars and journalist could set a precedent elsewhere.
Ensuring the integrity of democratic elections from hackers and electronic tampering, and boosting public confidence in democracy, isn't very difficult, nor expensive.
While Donald Trump's election may seem to US voters to present unprecedented questions of legitimacy, such questions were first asked more than a century ago, in an election that turned on bicycles.
A major challenge for Madagascar's new president will be to create jobs, especially in the industrial and service sectors.
Australia has one of the most secure electoral systems imaginable thanks to paper ballots. Cybersecurity experts caution against e-voting.
South Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance needs to face its racial dilemmas.
The messy and violent aftermath of Zimbabwe's recent elections met with only muted international criticism.
There are far more pressing problems that need to be fixed in the electoral process.
There are no angels in Pakistan's political scene – except the 'angels' of the military.
Will 12 Russians indicted for hacking the 2016 US election ever come to trial? They may not, but the indictments themselves are an important step in the effort to determine the truth of what happened.
Recent elections in Turkey, Hungary and Russia raise a fundamental question about democracy. Can it give autocracy a mandate?
Russian government agents allegedly penetrated US state and county election databases. Scholars of election security offer insight and recommendations about what to do now.
The Turkish election highlights the growing strength of Turkish opposition despite the defeat and approves of a president who could be weaker than he would like to appear.
The world waits to see if Zimbabwe will pass the democracy test as it holds its first election after Robert Mugabe next month.
A snap poll intended to boost the Turkish president's power has stirred up online opposition to his increasing authoritarianism.
Islanders currently stand as independent candidates, but this special system could be about to disappear.
Many African elections are less than ideal. But is the rest of the world really that much better?
The Liberal government is in the process of wooing tech giants as economic partners. They use Facebook data to help them win elections. How then will they regulate the privacy of our data?