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Electoral management body

Jowitt, Anita L. and Railau, S. (2013) Electoral management body. Transparency Vanuatu, Vanuatu.

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The electoral system in Vanuatu faces serious challenges. The main source of these challenges is lack of integrity of the electoral roll, which prevents some legitimate voters from being able to vote, and also allows illegitimate votes to be cast. There are issues with lack of prosecutions for electoral offences. Offences that occur include bribery and threats of violence during elections. There can be interference in the position of the Principal Electoral Officer. The integrity of staff of the Electoral Office has also been called into question. None of these problems are new. Ongoing failure to address these problems undermines the extent to which there can be confidence that elections in Vanuatu are “free and fair”.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Law
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2015 03:21
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 03:42

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