The performance of Indian states in electoral integrity

The performance of Indian states in electoral integrity

India, the largest democracy in the world, periodically conducts massive electoral exercises, which are often successful yet several problems have been reported, including electoral violence, lapses in voter registration, unequal access to finance and media. How do Indian states vary in their electoral performance? And what explains these differences?

Challenges of crime and violence in Mexican Elections

Challenges of crime and violence in Mexican Elections

The issue of integrity has long been of concern in Mexico, given many decades when clientelism and corruption were widely used to influence elections and their outcomes. This commentary examines evidence of how far these problems persist in the July 2015 Mexican state elections.

Flawed and Failed Elections: The Global Picture

Flawed and Failed Elections: The Global Picture

Elections have spread worldwide but many end as flawed or failed contests. How do Perceptions of Electoral Integrity vary by state and global region? And what explains the disparities? This commentary provides an overview summarizing the results of PEI-4.5.