Nigeria must fix its electoral system before the next general elections in 2023.
The Electoral Commission says there are “reasonable grounds to suspect an offence or offences may have occurred”.
The existing electoral system has attracted extensive criticism for rendering elected representatives unaccountable to those who elected them.
The New Zealand First party, a government coalition partner, has received tens of thousands of dollars from a foundation whose trustees include the party’s lawyer and an ex-MP.
While the US sends observers around the world to monitor elections, few will be present during the 2018 midterms in the US.
Allegations that Vote Leave breached election spending laws in the 2016 referendum add to calls for electoral spending reform.
The annual February festival of lampooning the largest visible donor lulls Australians into a false sense of security that there is a functioning political donations disclosure regime in place.
There are good reasons to be concerned about the procedures used for voter registration in many countries, including many long-established democracies.
At an extraordinary news conference, Hanson staffer James Ashby admitted the revelation was ‘embarrassing’, adding that it was a ‘poor choice of words on my behalf’.
Brazil’s political crisis is spiraling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorizing a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
Every reform politicians suggest for Australia’s political donations regime needs to be motivated solely by the desire to enhance the public interest.
‘Mediscare’, Brexit and the negative-gearing campaign have all demonstrated that it is time for tighter regulation on truth in political advertising.
One Nation candidate Rod Culleton could win Western Australia’s final Senate position, but Section 44 of the Constitution suggests he is ineligible to take his seat.
William Isdale speaks with Graeme Orr about the festival spirit of elections, the unique Australian culture of voting, and the history of corruption, drinking and coercion in voting worldwide.
Friday’s COAG meeting is a perfect opportunity for politicians to govern in the public interest: and that should start with reforming political donations.
The House of Representatives is now the only lower house chamber in the Australian parliamentary system with non-fixed three-year terms. Should it change?
What do Australians need to know when they go to vote for their senators in this year’s federal election?
Election monitoring has become an international norm for maintaining electoral integrity. A new survey finds a world of difference between the high hopes and dire realities of poll-watching.
A suggested constitutional challenge to the Senate reforms through the High Court is unlikely to succeed.
Any redistribution of electoral boundaries may significantly impact how parties are represented in the parliament. But how does Australia’s system of changing seat boundaries actually work?